The Education and Social Justice Project: International Summer Research Fellowships 2010
January 26, 2011
The Education and Social Justice Project provides a select group of students with summer research fellowships to travel abroad for in-depth examinations of innovative initiatives in Jesuit secondary and post-secondary institutions. The project is made possible through the generous support of Rodney Jacob, a member of the University Board of Regents. During its first year, the project awarded three fellowships to Ryan Covington, Brian Dillon, and Cindy Shuck. Each spent three weeks with a Jesuit institution engaged in efforts to promote social justice through education. Ryan Covington worked in Nairobi, Kenya; Brian Dillon worked in Manila, Philippines; and Cindy Shuck in Santiago, Chile. This report brings together the main results of the field work, including background and analysis of each of the initiatives and excerpts from extended interviews with educators and activists in each country.