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Karen Foster

 

Karen Foster is a Sociologist and a Banting Post-Doctoral Fellow at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she is conducting a study on the concept of productivity in economic and political discourse. She is the author of Generation, Discourse, and Social Change (Routledge, 2013) and Reimagining Intervention in Young Lives (with Dale Spencer, UBC Press, 2012).

 
 
  

Stories by Karen Foster

Cross-generational solidarity in Occupy Detroit, 2011.

Articles: What’s Good about Generation Y?

By Karen Foster | January 24, 2013

They've been called ungrateful, narcissistic, and entitled. But new research reveals the hopes, ideals, and positive qualities of today's young adults.

 

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  • What if Schools Taught Kindness?

    February 1, 2016

    Laura Pinger and Lisa Flook share their lessons from creating a "kindness curriculum" for young students.

  • The Subversive Power of the Kiss

    February 11, 2016

    Just in time for Valentine's Day, a wave of studies suggests that the rise of romantic kissing is linked to the changing roles of women.

  • How to Cultivate Humble Leadership

    February 9, 2016

    One principal shares how she transformed her school culture by recognizing her limitations – and then listening to students and staff.

  

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