Youth Engagement The Civic-Political Lives of Children and Youth by Loretta E. Bass
  

Synopsis

Youth Engagement The Civic-Political Lives of Children and Youth by Loretta E. Bass

In recent years, civic and political institutions have stepped up their efforts to encourage youth participation: schools promote volunteerism, non-profits provide opportunities for service, local governments create youth councils, and social movement organizations discuss the need to encourage a new generation of activists. This volume adopts a critical approach to the civic and political socialization projects which aim to transform children and youth into upstanding citizens. By synthesizing the study of young people's civic and political socialization under the rubric of Youth Engagement , the interplay of the civic and the political throughout young people's lives is considered. Chapters critically examine the multiple and contested meanings of ideal citizenship and reveal how children and youth craft active citizenship as they encounter and respond to the various institutions and organizations designed to encourage their civic and political development.

About the Author

Nenga, S.K. - Southwestern University, TX, USA Taft, J.K. - Davidson College, NC, USA

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
300 pages

Author

Loretta E. Bass
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Publisher

Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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Publication date

8th March 2013

ISBN

9781781905432


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