July 2021

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On Reading the World in 2020-2021

Book clubs can be a worthwhile and enjoyable activity. It is generally estimated that more than 5 million people in the US now participate in Book Clubs, with club popularity increasing over the past several decades.[i] With a history that in some form goes back several centuries, a core premise of book clubs is that reading is a pleasure and […] Read Moreabout On Reading the World in 2020-2021

SPF Launches Its Blog Site

On July 1, 2021, SPF launched a new feature on its platform for practitioner research. The SPF Blog, https://www.socialpublishersfoundation.org/blog/, is a space in which issues of policy-making, practitioner research, research in general, and larger contexts of strengthening democratic societies will converge. As SPF Board President Lonnie Rowell puts it, “Blog posts will draw on the SPF knowledge base and other […] Read Moreabout SPF Launches Its Blog Site

The SPF Blog: Issues in Practitioner Research, Policy Making in Helping Professions and Social Change

Around six years ago my wife and I were beginning to have some serious conversations about our upcoming retirements from higher education including our evolving views of what we had accomplished as teachers and as scholars in education, where we had fallen short in our original goals and aspirations, and what we wanted to do for the after-retirement period. We […] Read Moreabout The SPF Blog: Issues in Practitioner Research, Policy Making in Helping Professions and Social Change