Youth Participatory Action Research: Exploring Gender in Schools

The Center for the Study of Boys' and Girls' Lives ensures that diverse groups of students engage in research that explores gender, relationships, and identity at their respective schools.

Greenwich Academy

How Youth-Led Research Changed A Girls' School

Greenwich, CT

Our Mission

CSBGL is a research consortium among faculty and students at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and school leaders, faculty and students at a cohort of leading independent schools.

The purpose of the collaboration is to systematically mobilize student insights and voices to improve school culture, policy and practice.

Member Schools

Georgetown Day School

Washington, D.C.
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Greens Farms Academy

Greens Farms, CT
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Greenwich Academy

Greenwich, CT
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Lawrenceville School

Lawrenceville, NJ
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Miss Porter's School

Farmington, CT
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Phillips Exeter Academy

Exeter, NH
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St. Paul's School

Concord, NH
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The Maret School

Washington, D.C.
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The Shipley School

Bryn Mawr, PA
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Current Projects

Areas of Expertise

  • School Culture & Community
  • Gender and Education
  • School Relationships
  • Identity Development
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Student Leadership