Promise or practice? Student participation in low socioeconomic communities

Black, Rosalyn 2010, Promise or practice? Student participation in low socioeconomic communities, Youth studies Australia, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 9-15.

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Title Promise or practice? Student participation in low socioeconomic communities
Author(s) Black, RosalynORCID iD for Black, Rosalyn
Journal name Youth studies Australia
Volume number 29
Issue number 2
Start page 9
End page 15
Total pages 7
Publisher Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2010-06
ISSN 1038-2569
Summary The escalating policy emphasis on civic participation is designed to increase the participation of young people within their communities. Young people have the will to participate but, in low socioeconomic contexts, their participation remains both contested and compromised. This is particularly evident in relation to the role of schools in low socioeconomic areas. These schools are charged with fostering young people’s civic participation, yet the way in which they enact this mandate is subject to numerous tensions between policy and practice. This article examines these tensions and their implications for the participation of the most marginalised young people. It also outlines a research agenda with the potential to reveal more about this situation and inform future policy and practice.
Language eng
Field of Research 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Economics, Business and Management)
Socio Economic Objective 939903 Equity and Access to Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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