Youth–Community–University Partnerships and Sense of Place: Two case studies of youth participatory action research

TitleYouth–Community–University Partnerships and Sense of Place: Two case studies of youth participatory action research
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsArdoin NM, Castrechini S, Hofstedt M
Secondary TitleChildren’s Geographies
Abstract

This paper describes two youth participatory action research initiatives undertaken in East Palo Alto, CA, USA, as part of university–community partnerships. We discuss the process of engaging youth researchers to build youth skills, facilitate relationships with community-based organizations, and enhance study integrity. We report interview and artifact data that address: (1) how the youths' involvement in the research process affected their sense of place and self-efficacy for creating community change; (2) how the youths' interactions with adult community leaders shifted adult perceptions of youths' abilities and roles in the community; and (3) how the initiatives affected youth and adult participants' perspectives of the university.
 

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DOI10.1080/14733285.2013.827872
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