ERIC Number: EJ1076985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
Youth Civic Participation: Do Socialising Agents Matter?
Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, v13 n2 p121-131 Jun 2014
Hong Kong has become a political city since 1997 after the return of sovereignty from Britain to China, and the issue of democracy and universal suffrage is still a question. Since then, there have been constant demonstrations in the streets to struggle for social justice and true universal suffrage, participated in by thousands of Hong Kong citizens. Interestingly, there are several groups of youngsters from secondary schools and tertiary institutions taking initiatives to participate in these civic and political events. This article aims to report on a qualitative study on how these youth groups are politically socialised to be active participants in petitions and demonstrations, and looks into the role and function of the agents in the socialising process of youth participation in political incidents in Hong Kong.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civics, Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation, Activism, Social Justice, Secondary School Students, College Students, Political Socialization, Teacher Influence, Service Learning, Mass Media Effects, Nongovernmental Organizations, Youth Programs, Student Organizations, Family Influence, Peer Influence, Qualitative Research, Grounded Theory, Transformative Learning, Focus Groups, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong