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Resistance, Activism, and Agency in Social Studies Education

Thu Nov 29 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Columbus H, Ballroom Level, East Tower

Diana Fidaoui, Syracuse University

Youth-Led Self-Determination: Indigenous Storywork in the Digital Age

Discussant:Sarah King, University of New Brunswick

Despite settler-colonial efforts to disrupt cultural education, Indigenous peoples have sustained their identities. This study highlights a partnership between reservation youth and university faculty and students. Through the Digital Storywork Partnership, Indigenous students lead research, filmmaking, and educational experiences to explore questions surrounding self-determination, citizenship, sovereignty, and identity.
Christine Stanton, Montana State University


El Pueblo Unido: University Faculty and Student Activism in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala's Coyuntura Estudiantil


This paper documents the experiences of faculty and student participants in the Renuncia Ya movement in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Participants indicated that the autonomy granted to a local university, the faculty's embrace of critical pedagogy, and a tradition of student leadership were influential developing the leadership that initiated the anti-corruption movement that arose in 2015.
Chris Lemley, Baylor University


Citizenship Education Beyond P-16: Self-Directed Learning in Online Communities


Following the 2016 presidential election in the United States, resistance movements began to organize online (Holland, 2017). Reporting on national survey data, this study explores who participates in online social media activist groups, why they participate, and what they learn about citizenship as a result of their participation.
Stephanie Schroeder, Penn State University; Lisa Lundgren, University of Florida; Shelly Curcio, University of South Carolina; Elizabeth Currin, University of Florida; Elizabeth Washington, University of Florida


Teaching Power: The Role of Civic Agency and Social Justice in the Social Studies Classroom


In this action research study, the researcher explored what