Youth Participatory Action Research:
A Guidebook and Curriculum
Designed for high school educators who want to implement a course dedicated to student inquiry and leadership
This guidebook provides teachers, administrators and community leaders with key considerations for planning, implementing and refining a yearlong YPAR course. The curriculum contains the scope and sequence, detailed lesson plans, instructional resources and a host of crucial sample documents educators and leaders need to construct a rigorous, fun and inspiring YPAR course. It contains three distinct cycles of student-led research investigations. Throughout the guidebook we have integrated a host of practitioner-friendly resources to:
To facilitate strong renditions of YPAR projects, we organized the guidebook and curriculum into four phases, all designed to be adapted to fit local contexts and conditions:
We think students are hungry for these types of opportunities and challenges, communities benefit greatly from well-designed youth inquiry and leadership and educators thrive when they have a structure they can rely on to implement it well.