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Resources on Action Research

Thanks to Moravian College students Brianne Schoolcraft ’15 & Christopher Ossont ’15 for compiling these resources! Action Research infed.org/mobi/action-research/ This page offers a helpful look at the definition and origin of Action Research, as well as an overview of the … more

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Action Research

Action research, sometimes called participatory action research, has great potential for improving professional practice in many fields. As the Action Research Network of the Americas [ARNA] puts it: Action research involves inquiry into areas of concern or challenge facing communities and … more

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Education & sustainability

Education and schools have important connections to becoming more sustainable. Schools need to: Model sustainability in their facilities and operations, reducing greenhouse gas emissions [GHG] and minimizing environmental & health impacts. Teach about sustainable living and develop students who are … more

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Education – Theory & Practice

Many educational practitioners and researchers have developed entirely different approaches to education than we see in schools here. Ivan Illich suggests that mandatory education and schools as institutions may do more to hinder learning than enhance it: ”The school system today … more

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Sustainability Questions for Students & Educators

To make good decisions about sustainability, people need to know the facts. Here are some questions that have arisen and might be suitable for class projects or independent study: What steps can local & county government take to produce immediate reductions in … more

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Why Students’ Rights Are So Important

Although some schools act as if the Bill of Rights doesn’t apply to students in school, the Supreme Court of the U.S. has made clear that it does apply. In many schools right here in the Lehigh Valley, students are denied … more

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Prospect Center for Education and Research

Prospect Center for Education and Research is a wide-ranging network of people interested in and committed to observation and description as the ground for teaching and inquiry. Prospect began as a school for children in 1965 and continued until 1991. … more

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Education & Sustainability

Do schools and our current educational system function in sustainable ways—and do they prepare students to live sustainable lives? Hundreds of years ago, the people knew what this meant, but many of us seem to have forgotten. One of the … more

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