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Learning Selves and Citizenship: Gender and Youth Transitions

Hall, Thomas Adrian ORCID: and Coffey, Amanda Jane ORCID: 2007. Learning Selves and Citizenship: Gender and Youth Transitions. Journal of Social Policy 36 (2) , pp. 279-296. 10.1017/S0047279406000602

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Discourses of citizenship have increasingly featured in social policies aimed at young people, particularly in relation to the promotion and crafting of ‘active citizens’. The inclusion of citizenship education in school curricula, the Learning and Skills development agency post-16 citizenship development programme, and the recent Green Paper Youth Matters, all speak of instilling in young people the rights and responsibilities that come with citizenship. In this article we draw on empirical work on youth transitions to explore the ways in which citizenship is learnt and lived by young people themselves. The article draws on some of the models of citizenship identified by Lister et al. (2003) in their study on young people's perceptions of citizenship, particularly considering them in relation to the gendered experiences and realities of youth transitions to adulthoods.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 1469-7823
Last Modified: 04 May 2023 17:38

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