Category: Education

Young Lives Research | We examine and support youth wellbeing on a complex planet

Rooted & Rising

Rooted and Rising STATUS: Ongoing Project Rooted and Rising is a radical education program designed to meet the urgent environmental and social crises faced by today’s youth and their communities. Led by Ph.D Candidate, Roxy Cohen, with support from Dr. Kate Tilleczek, Dr. Steve Alsop and a dedicated and multidisciplinary steering committee, the Rooted and …

Rights for Children and Youth Partnership (RCYP): Education & Youth Wellbeing in the Americas

Rights for Children and Youth Partnership (RCYP): Education & Youth Wellbeing in the Americas STATUS: Ongoing (2015-2021) Project This research uses participatory-action research and institutional ethnography to examine how human rights and violence are related and addressed in the institutional practices, structures and relationships in schools crossing colonial and cultural contexts in the Caribbean, Central …

Knowing Global Youth

Knowing Global Youth STATUS: (2012-2019) with ongoing curriculum development. Project Through a participatory action research approach to creating a unique, intercultural course about youth, Knowing Global Youth has utilized the relationships that have been built, over many years, between The Young Lives Research Lab and the Williche people of Chiloé, Chile. Led by Dr. Kate …

Wekimün: A school for and with Indigenous Youth & Communities in Chile

Wekimün: A School for and with Indigenous Youth and Their Communities STATUS: Complete (2012-2018) with resulting school still operating sustainably Project In the Williche language of Mapudungün, wekimün means new knowledge; the integration of new and traditional knowledge. The Wekimün Chilkatuwe School, located in the archipelago of Chiloé, Chile, integrates modern knowledge with traditional Williche cultural …

Equity in Public Education in Canada – Engaging Marginalized Youth & Educators

Equity in Public Education in Canada – Engaging Marginalized Youth and Educators STATUS: Complete (2012-2014) The Project  Working with Concrete Roses Youth Services and Sick Kids® in Toronto, Ontario this project addressed inequalities in public education as experienced by marginalized youth. Background Too many Canadian youth remain challenged in achieving academic success in public education …

Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) in First Nation Schools: Evaluating Scale-Up in New Brunswick

Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) in First Nation Schools: Evaluating Scale-Up in New Brunswick STATUS: Complete (2017-2018) The Project  Funded by the First Nation Education Initiative, Inc., this project aimed to evaluate the implementation of a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program in elementary schools in three pilot First Nation communities in New Brunswick. Objectives …

Measuring What Matters – People for Education

Measuring What Matters: People for Education STATUS: Complete (2012-2017) The Project  Measuring What Matters, a component of People for Education, aims to build consensus among a broad range of stakeholders – both within and outside of the education system – around broader goals and indicators of success for public education. Background The team works with …