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Purpose of ICSR Research Working Groups
ICSR is launching Research Working Groups to support faculty, staff, and / or graduate students to sustain critical research on citizenship, social responsibility, community engagement, and social justice, broadly defined. Working groups strive to create productive, intellectual exchange among members, facilitate deeper understanding of the identified research topic, and create innovative ideas related to the topic of research. In order to apply click here.
Spring 2014 Research Working Groups
The Bootstraps Research Working Group
Back Row: John Hart, Interim Director of Adult Learner Services, WKU, Kristin Wilson, Associate Professor, WKU, Lee Alcott, Executive Director, Barren River Area Safe Space, Kelly Meredith, Ready to Work/Work & Learn Coordinator, Shannah Banks, Director of Education, Housing Authority Front Row: Liz Wade (polkadots), Social Services Specialist, Community Based Services, Marie Patterson, University of Kentucky Targeted Assessment Specialist
Purpose of Bootstrap Working Group:
The primary goal of Bootstraps is to focus on low-income mothers attending college or seeking to attend college and consider policy interactions that may obstruct their college success. The secondary goal is to talk about how researchers might study the decisions low-income mothers make as they navigate college.
Third Space Research Working Group
From left to right: Dr. Jennifer Cribbs, School of Teacher Education, Tony Paganelli, University Libraries, Roxanne Spencer, University Libraries, Dr. Nielsen Pereira, School of Teacher Education, Dr. Sylvie Huang, School of Teacher Education, Dr. Jeanine Huss, School of Teacher Education
Dr. Andrea Paganelli, School of Teacher Education
Dr. Cynthia Houston, School of Teacher Education
Purpose of Third Space Working Group:
The goals of the Third Space Research Group are to explore how third spaces in schools and libraries have the potential to promote critical inquiry, problem solving, and collaboration skills essential for lifelong learning in a democratic society. The group will examine the scholarly work of critical theorists such as Paulo Freire and Henri Lefebvre, and Deep Learning approaches in educational psychology to provide a framework for studying third space innovations in schools and libraries. As part of their activities the group will visit third spaces in the region, conduct research, offer workshops, and review, discuss, create, and disseminate scholarly literature to faculty, students, and community members.