Combining Youth Organizing and Youth Participatory Action Research to Strengthen Student Voice in Education Reform
by Tom Dolan, Brian D. Christens & Cynthia Lin — 2015
Community organizing efforts employ different types of research as they seek to address community issues. This chapter details the evolving use of research in a youth organizing effort in San Bernardino, CA that has addressed issues in schools, the educational system, and the broader community. We examine the youth organizers’ use of organizing research and youth participatory action research (YPAR) and the contributions of each form of research to the organizing effort.
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