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Author Nenga, Sandi Kawecka.

Title The Civic-Political Lives of Children and Youth : the Civic-Political Lives of Children and Youth
Published Bradford : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (284 pages)
Series Sociological Studies of Children and Youth ; v. 16
Sociological studies of children and youth.
Contents FRONT COVER; YOUTH ENGAGEMENT: THE CIVIC-POLITICAL LIVES OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH; COPYRIGHT PAGE; CONTENTS; LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; EDITORIAL BOARD; SERIES BACKGROUND; INTRODUCTION: CONCEPTUALIZING YOUTH ENGAGEMENT; REFERENCES; PART I: FRAMING THE CIVIC-POLITICAL LIVES OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH; A DIFFERENT GIRL EFFECT: PRODUCING POLITICAL GIRLHOODS IN THE ''INVEST IN GIRLS'' CLIMATE; INTRODUCTION; THE GIRL EFFECT; THE NEOLIBERAL MOMENT; OPPOSITIONAL GIRLHOODS; NEOLIBERAL GIRL POWER; MISSIONARY GIRL POWER; CONCLUDING THOUGHTS; NOTES; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES
''THEY HAVE THEIR HANDS ON THE PULSE OF THE CITY'': TEACHERS' CONSTRUCTIONS OF STUDENTS' CIVIC KNOWLEDGE IN AN URBAN MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSROOMINTRODUCTION; BACKGROUND; PERSPECTIVES; SCHOOL SETTING AND TEACHERS; METHODS; TEACHERS' MALLEABLE VIEWS OF STUDENTS' CIVIC KNOWLEDGE; THOUGHTS ON TEACHERS' CONSTRUCTIONS OF STUDENTS' CIVIC KNOWLEDGE; NOTES; REFERENCES; PART III: CHILDREN AND YOUTH CONSTRUCT ENGAGED CITIZENSHIP; CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND THE EMERGENCE OF RACE: AMERICAN YOUTH NEGOTIATE CITIZENSHIP; INTRODUCTION; DATA AND METHODS; THE RACIALIZED CONSTRUCTION OF CITIZENSHIP AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL YOUTH COUNCILDISCUSSION; CONCLUSION; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; BRIDGING WORLDS IN THE SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSROOM: TEACHERS' PRACTICES AND LATINO IMMIGRANT YOUTHS' CIVIC AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT; INTRODUCTION; SCHOOLS, IMMIGRANT STUDENTS, SOCIAL STUDIES, AND POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT; PURPOSE OF THE STUDY; METHODS; FINDINGS; CONSTRUCTED THEMES BRIDGING TWO WORLDS: CIVIC DISCOURSE AND A DISPOSITION TOWARD LEADERSHIP; CONCLUSIONS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES
RETHINKING CHILDREN'S PARTICIPATION IN DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES: A RIGHT TO PLAYINTRODUCTION; CHILDREN'S RIGHTS; CHILDREN'S PARTICIPATION; PLAYING AS POLITICAL ACTION; CHILDREN'S RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE AND PLAY; CONCLUSION; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; REFERENCES; PART II: INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXTS OF YOUNG PEOPLE'S CIVIC-POLITICAL LIVES; EDUCATING ACTIVE CITIZENS: WHAT ROLES ARE STUDENTS EXPECTED TO PLAY IN PUBLIC LIFE?; INTRODUCTION; CITIZENSHIP THEORIES AND THEIR INFLUENCE IN EDUCATING FOR ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP: A THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK; METHODOLOGY
TEACHING STUDENTS HOW TO BE ACTIVE CITIZENS: THE RESEARCH FINDINGSSAME CURRICULUM, THREE DIFFERENT UNDERSTANDINGS OF BEING AN ACTIVE CITIZEN; NOTES; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; ENGAGING YOUNG PEOPLE? THE EXPERIENCES, CHALLENGES, AND SUCCESSES OF CANADIAN YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCILS; INTRODUCTION; CITIZENSHIP, RIGHTS, AND YOUNG PEOPLE; YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN CIVIC AND POLITICAL LIFE; YOUTH COUNCILS AS A FORM OF PARTICIPATION; METHODS; YOUTH COUNCIL STRUCTURE; YOUNG PEOPLE PARTICIPATING IN YOUTH COUNCILS; SUCCESSES OF YOUTH COUNCILS; CHALLENGES YOUTH COUNCILS ENCOUNTER
THE PRIVILEGE OF AMERICANISM
Summary 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
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Author Taft, Jessica K.
ISBN 1781905444
9781781905449