Young people’s participation : is disaffection another way of having a voice?
Hartas, Dimitra. (2011) Young people’s participation : is disaffection another way of having a voice? Educational Psychology in Practice, Vol.27 (No.2). pp. 103-115. ISSN 0266-7363Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02667363.2011.567088
In this study, young people, described by teachers as being disaffected, were encouraged to become involved in a public forum to discuss issues regarding participation, learning and training at their school as well as their aspirations about the future. The young people discussed their learning and social experiences, and reflected on existing models of participation and student voices as they operated in their school. Through focus group discussions and interviews, the young people expressed concerns about participation in school matters and critiqued the curriculum as irrelevant to their aspirations and employment needs. The young people favoured a form of participation that involves and sustains informal ways of having a voice and creates possibilities for being genuinely listened to. The findings suggested that to enable young people’s participation in learning and other aspects of school life, the curriculum, learning and pastoral support and the school‐to‐training transition require re‐thinking. Finally, the results reinforced the view that inclusion and participation are not unproblematic, requiring a nuanced approach.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education ( -2013)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Motivation in education -- Great Britain, Problem youth -- Education -- Great Britain, Alienation (Social psychology) -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Educational Psychology in Practice|
|Official Date:||June 2011|
|Page Range:||pp. 103-115|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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