ERIC Number: EJ1023592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Reference Count: 111
Young People's Community Engagement: What Does Research-Based and Other Literature Tell us about Young People's Perspectives and the Impact of Schools' Contributions?
Davies, Ian; Hampden-Thompson, Gillian; Calhoun, John; Bramley, George; Tsouroufli, Maria; Sundaram, Vanita; Lord, Pippa; Jeffes, Jennifer
British Journal of Educational Studies, v61 n3 p327-343 2013
This narrative synthesis based on a literature review undertaken for the project "Creating Citizenship Communities" (funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation) includes discussion, principally, about what research evidence tells us about young people's definitions of community, of types of engagement by different groups of young people, actions by schools and what they might do in the future to promote engagement. Community is seen as a highly significant and contested area. Young people are viewed negatively by adults but are in some contexts already positively engaged in communities. There seem to be gaps in the literature about what young people understand about community. There is, broadly, some consensus about how to promote engagement.
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Definitions, Communities of Practice, Futures (of Society), Student Attitudes, Citizen Participation, Volunteers, Service Learning, School Role, Educational Strategies
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