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Title: Urban education and segregation: the responses from young people
Authors: Öhrn, Elisabet
Department: University of Borås. School of Education and Behavioural Sciences
Issue Date: 2012
Journal Title: European Educational Research Journal
ISSN: 1474-9041
Volume: 11
Issue: 1
Pages: 45-57
Media type: text
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Keywords: education
Subject Category: Subject categories::Social Sciences::Social Sciences::Pedagogy
Strategic Research Area: Teacher education and education work
Abstract: This article takes as a starting point the segregation of urban areas and discusses schooling in the neighbourhoods typically associated with problems and challenges, in order to explore young people's responses to their schooling and social positions. Such responses include individual acts, such as rejecting further schooling or dismissing the local school in favour of prestigious ones, as well as the development of shared understandings and collective formations. The article focuses in particular on young people's responses through aesthetic practices, informal education and public political actions. Although research suggests that youths in poor areas are increasingly individualised and shows that schools provide them with little help to understand and act upon their circumstances in school, the analyses here also bring to light young people's rather strong belief in collective actions; students' formations of resistance groups and political knowledge appear as crucial resources, and, although scarce, teacher support and teaching about political actions appear as important.
DOI: 10.2304/eerj.2012.11.1.45
Sustainable development: -
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