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ERIC Number: EJ1159313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2327-3607
"Man, Somebody Tell That Kid to Shut Up": YPAR Implementation at a Rural, Alternative School in the Deep South
Baggett, Hannah Carson; Andrzejewski, Carey E.
Critical Questions in Education, v8 n4 spec iss p400-417 Fall 2017
This paper explores the implementation of Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) at a rural, alternative high school in Alabama. Students at the school were atypical from those usually described in the YPAR literature in that they were predominately white, working and middle class, and lived in rural neighborhoods that were geographically removed from their school. Data included observational field notes, responses to survey items that explore conceptions of community engagement, focus group and individual interviews, and artifacts from the YPAR class. We organize our findings along two domains. The first focuses on youth perspectives about community, including the ways these perspectives did not foster a sense of collective action and how youths felt (dis)empowered and cynical about community involvement. The second includes our reflections on the development and implementation of this YPAR initiative and explores how this implementation was (mis)aligned with the extant literature on YPAR.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama
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