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ERIC Number: EJ857879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
Schooling Responses to Youth Crime: Building Emotional Capital
Reid, Carol
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v13 n6 p617-631 Sep 2009
This paper reports on a study into schooling responses to youth crime in south-western Sydney, Australia. The project was a partnership between the New South Wales Department of Education and Training and the University of Western Sydney's School of Education. Specifically, the paper analyses interviews with school leaders who were interested in understanding how to support young people constructed "at risk" of engaging in criminal activity. A content analysis, drawing on the concept of "emotional capital", revealed discourses of safety, hope, engagement, and justice and fairness in the narratives of participants. The various ways in which "emotion" is operationalized in education is explored so that the nature of emotional capital and its class and gendered inflections are made clear. Emotional capital, as a theoretical framework, also provides new insights into the strategies used by school leaders and helps situate the experiences and interests of the participating principals and key staff in the schools in this study. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia