Bowen Paulle is presently principal investigator of five-year, mixed method evaluation project funded by a Rotterdam based philanthropic foundation (Stichting De Verre Bergen). Initiated and largely managed at the grassroots level by a voluntary organization (Vitaal Pendrecht), the primary aim of this effort is to achieve measurable increases in the cognitive and socio-emotional development of roughly 1000 students attending four different primacy school students in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Rotterdam. A secondary aim is to facilitate social cohesion and collective efficacy among residents living in, and organizations operating in, this challenged neighborhood. Paulle is also researching the inner workings, effects, and applicability (in the Netherlands) of two potentially scalable interventions meant to dramatically improve the educational and life outcomes of deeply disadvantaged students and (incarcerated) adults – Match-style tutoring and the Guiding Rage Into Power (GRIP) program.
Paulle’s main research interests include urban marginality, educational inequality, process evaluation, embodiment, ethnographic fieldwork and social theory.
Jonathan Mijs (Harvard University) and Bowen Paulle, 'The Burden of Acting Wise: Sanctioned School Success and Ambivalence about Hard Work at an Elite School in the Netherlands', forthcoming in Intercultural Education Journal (Vol. 27.2, 2016)
For information on my book, Toxic Schools, see the following website:
For a review on my new book, Toxic Schools, see the following websites:
Article in the Atlantic on high stress in high schools citing Bo Paulle, author of Toxic Schools and expert on the effects of stress on high school pupils.
For a podcast on my new book, Toxic Schools, see the following website (the podcast can be found at the bottom of the page):
Lecture of Bowen Paulle and Susan Fainstein on "The Just City" at the Balie in Amsterdam: