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ERIC Number: EJ996417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0145-935X
"Wild Scouts": Swedish Scouting Preparing Responsible Citizens for the Twenty-First Century
Westberg Brostrom, Anna
Child & Youth Services, v34 n1 p9-22 2013
The aim of this article is to analyze the Swedish scout program. Socialization is used as a theoretical tool in the analysis. The method is inspired by critical discourse analysis. What are children and young people being prepared for, how is it accomplished, and by whom? The findings reveal two discourses: doing things as an investment for the future versus having fun. In "the scout factory," the movement is the initiator, the leader the performer, and the young person the individual who is to become the final product--a responsible citizen. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden