Saturday, August 28, 2010

HBH introducing Weaver-Hightower from ARJ issue 8 (3)

Weaver-Hightower writing from the USA about their action research in Australia, offers an example of field work at the intersection between emancipatory and practical education. The work described helped boys become aware of unacknowledged stereotypes that limit both boys and girls freedom to be who they are. The action researchers used the writing of the boys to both highlight and see change over time. The study also reveals much larger issues about institutional support of this way of engaging deeply with what students really believe.  Read the article:

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