The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is pleased to announce the publication of eight new of papers in The Kinder & Braver World Project: Research Series (danah boyd, John Palfrey, and Dena Sacco, editors) as part of its collaboration with the Born This Way Foundation (BTWF), and generously supported by the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The Kinder & Braver World Project: Research Series is comprised of short papers that are intended to help synthesize research and provide research-grounded insight to the variety of stakeholders working on issues related to youth empowerment and action towards creating a kinder, braver world.
The eight new papers focus on The Role of Youth Organizations and Youth Movements for Social Change, and were selected among submissions from a call for papers that the Berkman Center put out in June 2012. They include:
- “The Value of Youth Organizing” by Jerusha Conner
- “Youth and Social Movements: Key Lessons for Allies” by Sasha Costanza-Chock
- “Cultivating Young Women’s Leadership for a Kinder, Braver World” by Anna Rorem and Dr. Monisha Bajaj
- “How Participatory Action Research Can Promote Social Change and Help Youth Development” by Cara Berg Powers and Erin Allaman
- “Engaging Youth, Serving Community: Social Change Lessons from a 4H Rural Youth Development Program” by Donna J. Peterson, Barbara A. Baker, JoAnne Leatherman, Michael E. Newman, and Sally Miske
- “Youth Organizations and Positive Development: Lessons Learned from a Century of Girl Scouting” by Kamla Modi, Judy Schoenberg, and Kallen Tsikalas of the Girl Scout Research Institute
- “Out of the Box: Positive Development & Social Change Through the Arts” by Ping Ho
- “How to Engage Young People: Lessons From Lowell, MA” by Sopheap Linda C. Sou, Darcie DeAngelo, Masada Jones, and Monica Veth
In addition to being published on the The Kinder & Braver World Project: Research Series site, the eight new papers soon will be published on SSRN as part of the Berkman Center’s Working Paper Series. Stay tuned for details.
In early 2012 we published a group of papers related to Meanness and Cruelty, including:
- “What You Must Know to Help Combat Youth Bullying, Meanness, and Cruelty” by danah boyd and John Palfrey
- “Bullying in a Networked Era: A Literature Review” by Nathaniel Levy, Sandra Cortesi, Urs Gasser, Edward Crowley, Meredith Beaton, June Casey, and Caroline Nolan
- “An Overview of State Anti-Bullying Legislation and Other Related Laws” by Dena Sacco, Katharine Silbaugh, Felipe Corredor, June Casey, and Davis Doherty
- “Bullying Prevention 101 for Schools: Dos and Don’ts” by Susan Swearer, Mia Doces, Lisa Jones, and Anne Collier
- “Implementing Bullying Prevention Programs in Schools: A How-To Guide” by Lisa Jones, Mia Doces, Susan Swearer, and Anne Collier
- “Changing the Culture: Ideas for Student Action” by Anne Collier, Susan Swearer, Mia Doces, and Lisa Jones
We welcome ongoing conversations about these topics.
danah boyd, John Palfrey, and Dena Sacco