From Dana Keller:
The idea had been brewing in my mind for a while: starting a network of social pedagogy researchers and practitioners. I texted my colleague, Holly Nicolaisen, with the idea and she responded with an enthusiastic, "YES!". Over the next few days, I contacted Daniel Schugurensky, who is one of the founders of the MA in Social and Cultural Pedagogy program at Arizona State University. His response was also very positive...in fact he was in the process of writing an article that concluded with speculation about starting such an association. Serendipity!
So here we are, in the initial stages of creating a community to advocate for and promote the understanding of social pedagogy in North America and throughout the world. It is our hope that this site will be a place where we can share ideas, stay informed, develop connections, and continue to grow the research and practice of social pedagogy. In order for that to happen, we need YOU!
Please share your research, articles, and practices. As the educational programs in the US and UK continue to produce graduates, we want to stay in touch with the many ways in which they are taking social pedagogy out into the world. This blog will be an ideal place to share stories and examples of social pedagogy practices, as well.
We're looking forward to getting to know you, and more importantly, to working with you, as we grow the association. Please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This blog space is intended to explore the various ways in which social pedagogy is developing in North America and throughout the world. If you're interested in contributing a 300-500 word blog post, please send your suggestion to email@example.com.