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Youth as/in Crisis

Young People, Public Policy, and the Politics of Learning

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  • This text draws from transnational literature on youth and young adults while highlighting specific public discussions concerning young people in the Canadian context.

  • This text contributes original empirical and theoretical research to ongoing debates concerning the experiences of young people in today's crisis-oriented societies.

  • This text utilizes philosophical approaches from critical adult education, feminist theory, and anti-racism to make unique contributions to the field of youth studies.

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. Youth, Policy, and Research

    • Sara Carpenter, Shahrzad Mojab
    Pages 1-9
  3. Theorizing Young People

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11
    2. “Youth” as Theory, Method, and Praxis

      • Genevieve Ritchie
      Pages 13-26
  4. Youth, Public Policy, and Programs

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 45-45
    2. Alternative Futures for Work-Related and Vocational Education

      • Kiran Mirchandani, Meaghan Brugha
      Pages 47-64
    3. The “Youth” Crisis in Nova Scotia

      • Stephanie Mackinnon
      Pages 65-79
    4. Difference Is

      • André P. Grace
      Pages 95-106
  5. Youth and the Politics of Learning

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 107-107
    2. Where Do I Begin?

      • Trevor Corkum
      Pages 109-125
    3. “Isn’t the Right to an Education a Human Right?”

      • Tanya Aberman, Philip Ackerman
      Pages 127-144
    4. The Politics of Participation

      • Chloe Shantz-Hilkes
      Pages 165-180
    5. Youth, Crisis, and Learning

      • Scott Zoltok
      Pages 181-195
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 197-204

About this book

Internationally, there is a growing argument amongst policy makers and academics that broadening spectrums of young adults are ‘at-risk’ of various types of material, social, physical, and cultural insecurity. In this way, the traditional identification of transitions from youth to adulthood, marked by points of permanence such as stable employment, are beginning to fray. Through various academic, popular, and policy literatures, young people today are imagined as being both ‘threatened’ by social inequality as well as a ‘threat’ against which our notions of security and social cohesion are constructed. This edited collection includes empirical and theoretical work concerning the relationships between youth/young adults, public policy, and educational research, with its primary focus being new forms of public policy in Canada that, we argue, are emblematic of international policy instruments examining the policy and economic participation of young people. Examining key sites of youth participation, including post-secondary institutions, community-based programs, and work/employment programs, the included case studies examine how young people navigate and learn from everyday experiences of marginalization and violence while at the same time illuminating how these experiences are organized and reproduced through the very institutions that are meant to shape young people’s engagement in society.

Keywords

  • youth studies
  • adult education
  • learning
  • public policy
  • social crisis

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Alberta, Canada

    Sara Carpenter

  • University of Toronto, Canada

    Shahrzad Mojab

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Youth as/in Crisis

  • Book Subtitle: Young People, Public Policy, and the Politics of Learning

  • Editors: Sara Carpenter, Shahrzad Mojab

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6351-098-1

  • Publisher: SensePublishers Rotterdam

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2017

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-6351-098-1

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: CCVI, 8

  • Topics: Education

Buying options

eBook
USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-6351-098-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout