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Occasional Paper Series

The Occasional Paper Series is a free, open-access journal and a worldwide forum for work that extends, deepens, and challenges the progressive legacy on which Bank Street College is built. The series seeks to promote discussion about what it means to educate in a democracy and to meet the interrelated demands of equity and excellence.

We are interested in research, practice, and policy-based papers from a broad array of theoretical perspectives. We encourage authors from within and outside the Bank Street community who employ either traditional or non-traditional representational strategies to submit their work for review. Each issue is themed.

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Occasional Paper Series #47

Disabled Lives and Pandemic Lives: Stories of Human Precarity

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Occasional Paper Series Celebrates 100,000 Downloads

In February 2021, the Occasional Paper Series exceeded 100,000 downloads. What started out as a print publication in 1999 relaunched in 2012 as an online, open public access journal hosted by Bank Street College of Education, which expanded access to its high-quality, peer-reviewed research. The series is proud to have reached this digital milestone, maintaining that “access to scholarly research is a social good that should be available to everyone.”
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