Presentation on theme: "What Schools Can Do to Promote Young Peoples Civic Learning and Development Youth-Nex 2011 Ariel Hernandez, Ben Kirshner, DeVante Moss, Adam York The rest."— Presentation transcript:
What Schools Can Do to Promote Young Peoples Civic Learning and Development Youth-Nex 2011 Ariel Hernandez, Ben Kirshner, DeVante Moss, Adam York The rest of the Critical Civic Inquiry Team: Co-PIs Carlos Hipolito-Delgado & Shelley Zion RAs: Carrie Bemis & Elizabeth Mendoza 1
CCI works to create sustained and systemic opportunities for students to ask critical questions about their schools and participate in efforts to improve them It is a… – Learning experience for high school youth – Seminar for teachers – Research study Research supported by the Spencer Foundation
What schools can do Teach civics in engaging ways Invite students to be at the table Take students seriously 8
Teach civics in engaging ways Learning sciences & sociocultural theory – Shared goal – Distributed roles – Saturated with tools and expertise – Trajectories of participation are visible and accessible 9
Teach civics in engaging ways Learning how, not just learning about Connecting coursework with opportunities outside of school Creating a supportive context for critical questions 10 Examples from our research
Invite students to be at the table Classroom invitations – Build interest through presentations in classes School invitations – Student Council – Field trips to CU-Boulder (not allowed) Outside of school – Internship (academic credit) for participation 11
Take students seriously Why include student perspectives? The experience of being excluded What sharing power can look like 12 Teacher: It was shocking to hear how even students are aware of the flaws in our school systems. If the students care so much, the teachers should also!
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