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ERIC Number: EJ893202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
"Normally I Should Belong to the Others": Young People's Gendered Transcultural Competences in Creating Belonging in Germany and Canada
Schmitt, Irina
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v17 n2 p163-180 May 2010
Young people create differentiated models of belonging. Their strategies reflect contexualized competences--the capacity to understand and negotiate the influence of national frameworks in specific situations. Theories that understand belonging as processual and intersectional offer useful frameworks with which to analyse this. This article uses data from empirical research with young people in a German secondary school and a Canadian junior high school to highlight young people's situated competences and their critique of the respective frameworks of belonging. (Contains 21 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Germany