This brief description of practice illustrates (for youth and adults) what it looks like for young people to undertake a community analysis of their neighborhood and prompt change based on their analysis.
|How to Use|
For students: Read the outline of youth participatory research and determine - what would it look like for you to look at your own neighborhood critically? What resources do you have at your disposal, and who (other youth) might you want to recruit? What adults might be able to help you?
For teachers: Read the outline and consider what steps you can take to lead youth on participatory action research, starting with youth-led analyses of community conditions.
|Alignment to RIDES Assessment|
Systems and structure: Issues of social justice are woven into existing and/or required courses
Powers, Cara Berg and Erin Allaman. (2012, December 17th). “How Participatory Action Research Can Promote Social Change and Help Youth Development”. Born This Way Foundation. http://cyber.harvard.edu/sites/cyber.harvard.edu/files/KBWParticipatoryActionResearch2012.pdf