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  • Communicating Our Work | Civically Engaged

    2023-2024 Annual Report 2022-2023 Annual Report

  • Renee Roundy | Civically Engaged

    < Back Renee Roundy Graduate Student Assistant Renée is a PhD student in Educational Theory, Organization, and Policy. A former middle school teacher, Renée has been learning about Youth Participatory Action Research alongside middle school students in Ms. Gustafson’s (one of our brilliant YPAR mentors) Youth in Action club and, more recently, working with a group of 10th-12th graders at a charter school in Newark. Her research interests are around belonging, transnational student identity, and their experiences in American public schools. renee.roundy@rutgers.edu

  • Jessica Hunsdon | Civically Engaged

    < Back Jessica Hunsdon Project Coordinator Jessica Hunsdon is a part-time project coordinator at Rutgers Graduate School of Education. Working in various educational settings for 30 years, Jessica has served as an educator, professional developer, and program coordinator. For the past eleven years she has focused on developing community-engaged programs that partner community organizations, educators, and students of all ages to facilitate reciprocal learning opportunities. jhunsdon@gmail.com

  • Civic Action Research in Your Classroom | Civically Engaged

    The Civic Action Research Cycle For more details, activities, and resources to support you in implementing civic action research, please click on each step of the cycle. 1. Building Community 2. Selecting a Topic 3. Doing Research 4. Analyzing Data 5. Communicating Insights and Taking Action Resources in Spanish

  • Brandi Gustafson, M.A. | Civically Engaged

    < Back Brandi Gustafson, M.A. Mentor Brandi Gustafson, M.A. is a 7th-grade Social Studies teacher at the New Brunswick Middle School, where she leads the NBMS Youth in Action club. She teaches the Youth Participatory Action Research course at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. brandi_gustafson@nbpsnj.net

  • High School | Civically Engaged

    High School High School- Aged Presentations Click Here STUDENT PRESENTATION: Discrimination and Prejudice (pdf) Download STUDENT PRESENTATION: ELL Student Experience and Inclusion (pdf) Download STUDENT PRESENTATION: YPAR Survey (pdf) Download STUDENT PRESENTATION: Research 2 Action (pdf) Download STUDENT PRESENTATION: Jóvenes de Hoy (pdf) Download STUDENT PRESENTATION: Bullying (pdf) Download STUDENT PRESENTATION: The Experience of ELLs (pdf) Download Have you conducted a Civic Action Research Project and wish to showcase it? Send it to us here !

  • Deja Lee | Civically Engaged

    < Back Deja Lee Graduate Student Assistant Deja Lee is a Masters student in Education: Learning, Cognition, and Development. She has a background in Political Science and African/African American/Black Women Studies that has influenced her research interests around implementing human rights education, equity in curriculum, and understanding the impact of ethnic and cultural representation in American public schools. This is her first year working with the expansion of Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR). dml339@gse.rutgers.edu

  • Theory and Research | Civically Engaged

    Theory and Research about Civic Action Research Buckley-Marudas, M. (2018). Amplifying Voice, Facilitating Agency: Engaging Youth Participatory Action Research in an Urban Public High school. english leadership quarterly, 41(2), 7. ​ Cahill, C. (2010). “Why do they hate us?” Reframing immigration through participatory action research. Area, 42, 152–161. ​ Cammarota & Romero (2009). A social justice epistemology and pedagogy for Latina/o students. New Directions for Youth Development. ​ Clay, K. L., & Rubin, B. C. (2019). “I look deep into this stuff because it’sa part of me”: Toward a critically relevant civics education. Theory & Research in Social Education, 1-21. ​ Fine, Burns, Payne & Torre (2004) Civics lessons: The color and class of betrayal. In Working Method, pp. 53-74. NY: Teachers College Press. ​ Fine, M. (2009). Postcards from metro America: Reflections on youth participatory action research for urban justice. The urban review, 41(1), 1-6. ​ Galletta, A., jones, v. (2010). “Why are you doing this?” Questions on purpose, structure, and outcomes in participatory action research engaging youth and teacher candidates. Educational Studies, 46, 337–357 ​ Guishard, M.(2009). The false paths, the endless labors, the turns now this way and now that: Participatory action research, mutual vulnerability, and the politics of inquiry. Urban Review, 41, 85-105. ​ Irizarry, J. (2009). Reinvigorating multicultural education through youth participatory action research. Multicultural Perspectives, 11, 194–199. ​ Jocson, K. (2014). Critical media ethnography: Researching youth media. In Paris, D., Winn, M. T. (Eds.), Humanizing research: Decolonizing qualitative inquiry with youth and communities (p. 105–123). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. ​ Mirra, Filipiak, Garcia (2015). Revolutionizing inquiry in urban English classrooms. English Journal, 105, 2, 49-57. ​ Mirra, Morrell, Cain, Scorza, Ford (2013). Educating for a critical democracy, Democracy & Education, 21, 1-10. ​ Ozer, E. J., & Wright, D. (2012). Beyond school spirit: The effects of youth-led participatory action research in two urban high schools. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 22(2), 267–283 . ​ Rodriguez & Brown. (2009). From voice to agency: Guiding principles for participatory action research with youth. New Directions for Youth Development, 123 ​ Rubin (2007). “There’s still not justice”: Youth civic identity development amid distinct school and community contexts. Teachers College Record, 109, 449-481. ​ Rubin, Abu-El Haj, Graham & Clay (2016). Confronting the urban civic opportunity gap: Integrating youth participatory action research in to teacher education, Journal of Teacher Education, 67, 424-436. ​ Rubin & Hayes (2010). From ‘no backpacks’ to ‘drugs and murder’: The promise and complexity of youth participatory action research. Harvard Educational Review, 80, 3, 149-175. ​ Rubin & Jones (2007). Student action research: Reaping the benefits for students and school leaders. NASSP Bulletin, 91, 363-378. ​ Rubin, Zaal, Ayala (2017). Authenticity, aims and authority: Navigating youth participatory action research in the classroom. Curriculum Inquiry, 47, 175-194. ​ Sanchez (2009). Chicana feminist strategies in a participatory action research project with transnational Latina youth. New Directions for Youth Development, 123, 83-97. ​ Stoudt (2009). The role of language & discourse in the investigation of privilege. Urban Review, 41, 7-28. ​ Wang, C. C. (2006). Youth participation in photovoice as a strategy for community change. Journal of community practice, 14(1-2), 147-161. ​ Watts, Griffith &Abdul-Adil (1999). Sociopolitical development as an antidote for oppression - theory and action. American Journal of Community Psychology, 27, 255-271. ​ Westheimer & Kahne (2004). What kind of citizen? The politics of educating for democracy. American Educational Research Journal, 42, 237-269. ​ Yang (2009). Mathematics, critical literacy, and youth participatory action research. New Directions for Youth Development, 123, 99-118. ​ Yosso, T. (2005). Whose culture has capital? A critical race theory discussion of community cultural wealth, Race Ethnicity and Education, 8, 69-91. ​ Zaal, Rubin, Ayala (2011) YPAR in the Classroom. Presentation at AERA, New Orleans.

  • Additional Curricular Materials | Civically Engaged

    Additional Resources These additional YPAR resources may be helpful as you plan to implement civic action research in your context.

  • Elementary School | Civically Engaged

    Elementary School Elementary School- Aged Presentations Click Here STUDENT PRESENTATION: Immigration (pdf) Download STUDENT PRESENTATION: Theft and Stealing (pdf) Download STUDENT PRESENTATION: School Garden (pdf) Download STUDENT PRESENTATION: Student Equity Council (pdf) Download Have you conducted a Civic Action Research Project and wish to showcase it? Send it to us here !

  • Contact | Civically Engaged

    Get in Touch For Any Questions or Collaborations Are you interested in learning more about the Civically Engaged Districts project? Please complete this brief form and a member of our project team will be in contact with you. First Name Last Name Email Subject School School District What grades do you teach/supevise (check all tha apply)? Elementary School Middle School High School I am a principal and/or supervisor I am interested in: Send Message Thank You for Contacting Us!

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