ERIC Number: ED058340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
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Youth Responds to Social Systems. Seminar Series, Number 2.
This document reports a series of conferences held during the third year of the Faculty Seminar on Youth, sponsored by the Center for Youth Development and Research. These gatherings are an interdisciplinary effort to get the whole, integrated picture of the young person and to begin to translate what is known, collectively, into what is done with youth, involving youth workers teachers, parents, or whatever role. For the first time it was thought absolutely essential that young people be brought into the monthly meetings to talk about their views of the four institutions or settings which have a major impact on them: the family, the public educational system, the labor market, and government. Two sessions were devoted to each of these areas. This dialogue is a composite conversation which brings together the highlights of eight seminars. The young people appearing at the seminars did not appear as spokesme n for any particular youth population. The views they "collected" are admittedly random and represent a small sample. However, these preliminary surveys of important aspects of youth's relationship to our social institutions and their current reactions are a significant beginning, because they raise some very basic questions. It i s held that it is clearly apparent from beginning to end, that when we speak of youths' attitudes, there are no simple generalizations that ring true. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Family Attitudes, Federal Government, Government (Administrative Body), Labor Market, Local Government, Political Attitudes, Public Education, Public Schools, School Districts, Social Attitudes, Social Systems, Socialization, State Government, Student Attitudes, Student Reaction
Center for Youth Development & Research, University of Minnesota, 304 Walter Library, Minneapolis, Minn. 55455 ($0.50)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Youth Development and Research.