2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Feb 19, 2020  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CYES 250 - Social Justice Participatory Research Practices

This is an advanced seminar that combines an in-depth examination of research in critical ethnography, participatory action research, and the learning sciences, with classroom-based research in an after-school school Poetry and Art Club (designed, led, and researched by participants in the class) or in other urban education settings.

Participants, under the guidance of advanced Peer Leaders and the Instructor, will plan and implement a weekly after-school program for local middle school students – centering on translation, identity, and public voice, or find an alternative participatory research site (such as working with teachers implementing new approaches to teaching science based on the Next Generation Science Standards). As apprenticing practioner-researchers, participants will learn ethnographic and discourse analytic research methods, the theories and assumptions behind these methods, and participate in planning and enacting innovative research and design studies with urban teachers and students.

The seminar involves 3 hours per week of fieldwork in a teaching site (TBD) in addition to regular class sessions.  This course is a requirement for CYES majors, and will count as an elective for the CYES and Education Minor, as well as counting as a “Qualitative Methodologies,” “Problems of Practice” or “Capstone” requirement for Culture Studies and Communication (CSAC) Major or Minor.  The course is by permission only.

Prerequisites: EDUC 152  or EDUC 060  

Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) Designation: DI

Anticipated Terms Offered: Spring