Project: The Education in our Barrios Project, #BarrioEdProj, #BarrioEdPHL
Dear TriCo Community
The Education in our Barrios Project, #BarrioEdProj, is a digital, critical participatory action research (D+CPAR) study that began in New York City in 2013 as a study of New York City Latino core communities, educational reform, related social policies, and the restructuring of urban spaces. Working from Swarthmore College, the project is seeking to establish a branch itself in Philadelphia (#BarrioEdPHL), and bring together TriCo students and Philadelphia-area youth as a research collaborative to conduct participatory research for social change.
Rooted in critical, participatory action research (CPAR) and digital social science (DSS), co-researchers will be exposed to a variety of research and community engagement skills, including archival research, interviews, observations, community survey, digital storytelling, WordPress site building, and social media for research and civic engagement. #BarrioEdProj will be an ongoing effort, but with support from TriCo-Digital Humanities this semester we will be focused on recruiting co-researchers, building our relationships with partnering communities, and providing a series of D+CPAR workshops for TriCo students participating in the project. The end goal for this term is to organize a D+CPAR summer institute for ALL of the participants in our research collaborative.
#BarrioEdProj is currently looking for one to two students from Haverford and Bryn Mawr colleges to participate as co-researchers.
The expected commitment is one year, including the summer. Please note that if you have fall (‘15) or spring (‘16) semester commitments there is some flexibility to your commitment.
We are in the process of searching for funding for co-researchers, but participation in this project can be used for summer research opportunities that are provided by individual colleges.
Edwin Mayorga @eimayorga, Assistant Prof, Dept. of Ed Studies, Swarthmore College
Alondra Rosales, Swarthmore ’17
Amit Schwalb, Swarthmore ’17