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ERIC Number: EJ1156633
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Immigrant Youth Organizing as Civic Preparation
Quinn, Rand; Nguyen, Chi
American Educational Research Journal, v54 n5 p972-1005 Oct 2017
Adequately preparing youth to enter the civic spheres of adulthood has emerged as an issue of concern in recent years due to widening civic empowerment gaps that track along race and class lines. Drawing on an ethnographic study of Homeward Bound (pseudonym), a program for Vietnamese youth in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we show how immigrant youth organizing functions as civic preparation. We identify three processes. Organizing has the potential to (a) develop the critical orientation of immigrant youth participants and prepare them to (b) navigate the unique political dynamics within their local communities and (c) work cooperatively and productively with other communities. The study demonstrates the capacity of immigrant youth organizing to help close civic empowerment gaps.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
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