Moving from “This is How It’s Always Been” to “This Is How It Must Be”: Lessons from Participatory Design Research
Vianna Alcantara and Joanna Geller co-authored this reflective piece on participatory design research and the lessons learned as FLDC members. Their hope is to “provide fellow researchers with an idea of how they may reimagine their relationships with one another and communities.” You can read more here. Read Article
Just Schools, by Dr. Ann Ishimaru, examines the challenges and possibilities for building more equitable forms of collaboration among nondominant families, communities, and schools. The text explores how equitable collaboration entails ongoing processes that begin with families and communities, transform power, build reciprocity and agency, and foster collective capacity through collective inquiry. These processes offer […]
This booklet, originally created for the annual meeting of the Institute for Educational Leadership, lays out the background of FLDC, shares our co-design approach, and highlights four of our local site partners. Each case study includes specific co-design practices that can be translated across contexts. This booklet offers a concise and handy introduction to FLDC. […]
In this video, put out by the University of Washington College of Education, FLDC members share how they are looking to radically change the old model of education by redesigning family engagement.
We are thrilled to share this publication from FLDC’s Ann Ishimaru on families and communities leading towards educational justice, published in the Journal of Educational Administration (JEA) in a special issue edited by Karen Seashore Louis and Muhammad Khalifa at the University of Minnesota. The purpose of this paper is to deepen the understanding of how minoritized […]