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ERIC Number: ED496695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Parents Speak Up and Out about Parents' Participation in Urban Public High Schools. Writing to Be Heard Report Series
Fogle, Tiffany; Jones, Lawrence
Research for Action
For the past two and a half years, Research for Action (RFA) worked with student members of Youth United for Change (YUC) and Philadelphia Student Union (PSU). Over that time, these young people have committed themselves to learning social science research methods and conducted a study of their changing schools. Their motivation to be youth researchers stemmed from their commitment to making their high schools better places for all students. As youth researchers, their research is intended to support the YUC and PSU small schools campaigns at Kensington, Olney, and West Philadelphia High Schools. This work has culminated in three compelling student-written products intended to support their organizing campaigns for small schools at Olney, Kensington, and West Philadelphia High Schools. As school reformers, there is much to learn from young people about their learning environments. These reports are intended to demonstrate the powerful contributions young people can make to their high school communities when they engage in rigorous and systematic investigations of their schools and are surrounded by a community of caring and concerned adults committed to urban youth and school improvement. The following are appended: (1) Research Survey and Protocol; (2) Graphic Road Map; (3) Reflections; and (4) Bibliography. [This report represents a project of Research for Action in cooperation with Philadelphia Student Union as part of the Learning from Philadelphia's School Reform research and public awareness initiative.]
Research for Action. 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Tel: 215-823-2500; Fax: 215-823-2510; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Samuel S. Fels Fund, Philadelphia, PA.; Edward W. Hazen Foundation, Inc., New Haven, CT.; Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Flint, MI.; Philadelphia Foundation, PA.; Surdna Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Research for Action, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.