Beyond Resistance! Youth Activism and Community Change: New Democratic Possibilities for Practice and Policy for America's Youth

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The failure of current policy to address important quality of life issues for urban youth remains a substantial barrier to civic participation, educational equity, and healthy adulthood. This volume brings together the work of leading urban youth scholars to highlight the detrimental impact of zero tolerance policies on young people’s educational experience and well being. Inspired by the conviction that urban youth have the right to more equitable educational and social resources and political representation, ...

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Overview

The failure of current policy to address important quality of life issues for urban youth remains a substantial barrier to civic participation, educational equity, and healthy adulthood. This volume brings together the work of leading urban youth scholars to highlight the detrimental impact of zero tolerance policies on young people’s educational experience and well being. Inspired by the conviction that urban youth have the right to more equitable educational and social resources and political representation, Beyond Resistance! offers new insights into how to increase the effectiveness of youth development and education programs, and how to create responsive youth policies at the local, state, and federal level.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415952507
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Series: Critical Youth Studies Series
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Pedro Noguera is Professor at the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University.
Julio Cammarota is an assistant professor in the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology and the Mexican-American Studies & Research Center at the University of Arizona.
Shawn Ginwright is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies at Santa Clara University.

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Table of Contents


Series Editor Foreword     ix
Introduction   Shawn Ginwright   Julio Cammarota     xiii
Reframing Youth Resistance: Building Theories of Youth Activism     1
Beyond Policy: Ideology, Race and the Reimagining of Youth   Daniel Hosang     3
Civic Activist Approaches for Engaging Youth in Social Justice   Heather Lewis-Charp   Hanh Cao Yu   Sengsouvanh Soukamneuth     21
Apprenticeship Learning in Youth Activism   Ben Kirshner     37
Sociopolitical Development: The Missing Link in Research and Policy on Adolescents   Roderick J. Watts   Omar Guessous     59
The Racial Dimensions of Social Capital: Toward a New Understanding of Youth Empowerment and Community Organizing in America's Urban Core   A. A. Akom     81
Learning for Justice: Innovative Pedagogies for Justice in Schools     93
From Hunger Strike to High School: Youth Development, Social Justice, and School Formation   David Stovall     97
Youth-Initiated Research as a Tool for Advocacy and Change in Urban Schools   Ernest Morrell     111
"The Best of Both Worlds": Youth Poetry as Social Critique and Form of Empowerment   Korina M. Jocson     129
Urban Youth, Media Literacy, and Increased Critical CivicParticipation   Jeffrey Duncan-Andrade     149
Street Corner Democracy: Youth, Civil Society, and Community Change     171
From Hip-Hop to Humanization: Batey Urbano as a Space for Latino Youth Culture and Community Action   Nilda Flores-Gonzalez   Matthew Rodriguez   Michael Rodriguez-Muniz     175
Participation in Social Change: Shifting Adolescents' Developmental Pathways   Karen Strobel   Jerusha Osberg   Milbrey McLaughlin     197
Youth of Color Organizing for Juvenile Justice   Soo Ah Kwon     215
"Taking Their Own Power": Urban Youth, Community-Based Youth Organizations, and Public Efficacy   Jennifer L. O'Donoghue     229
Taking Charge in Lake Wobegon: Youth, Social Justice, and Antiracist Organizing in the Twin Cities   Karin Aguilar-San Juan     247
Perspectives on Youth Civic Engagement and Youth Policies     267
Researching and Resisting: Democratic Policy Research By and For Youth   Maria Torre   Michelle Fine     269
Promoting Citizenship and Activism in Today's Youth   Lonnie R. Sherrod     287
Youth Policy and Institutional Change   Mike Males     301
Youth Participation for Educational Reform in Low-Income Communities of Color   Barry Checkoway    Katie Richards-Schuster     319
Conclusion: Youth Agency, Resistance, and Civic Activism: The Public Commitment to Social Justice   Pedro Noguera   Chiara M. Cannella     333
Contributors     349
Index     357
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