New Suns: Using YPAR with Black girls to combat misogynoiristic educational policies
Foster, (2024)


Black girlhood, Black girls, youth participatory action research, misogynoir, education policy

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“New Suns: Using YPAR with Black girls to combat misogynoiristic educational policies” (2024) Journal of African American Women and Girls in Education, 4(1), pp. 31–46. doi:10.21423/jaawge-v3i1a153.


Among methods to engage youth in critical reflection processes, youth participatory action research (YPAR) is an emerging initiative, particularly with Black girls. While there are several published accounts of YPAR with Black students and YPAR with girls, there are few publications documenting YPAR with Black girls. This manuscript articulates the importance of centering Black girls in YPAR studies, outlining the benefits with a focus on punitive school discipline policies, issuing a call for more intentional inclusion and consideration of their needs with a goal of dismantling sexist and racist educational policies.

Foster, (2024)


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