Youth Action, Activism and Education - Continuities, Changes and Possibilities

Date: Thursday 15 March 2018
Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Venue: St Lawrence Ground, The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Old Dover Road, Canterbury CT1 3NZ

Youth action, civic activism and education stands at an important crossroads. A number of recent political events across the world have evidenced the importance of, and need for, young people to play an active role in their communities – and to do so in critical and creative ways. While there is now a body of literature which refutes the view that young people are disengaged in political processes, there remain questions about precisely why and how young people experience social action and activism, and whether they do so in equitable ways.

Viewing such questions as vital, this free one-day conference will explore international, national and local perspectives on the changing nature of youth action, activism and the associated implications for education.

The programme will include keynote speakers and papers which will introduce and raise key aspects of this topic. We also welcome papers from researchers from across the career stage and located in a diverse range of fields, which may span education, youth studies, voluntary action, activism and participation in civil society organisations. 

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Places at the conference are limited. To register and save your place, please contact Professor Andrew Peterson ( andrew.peterson@canterbury.ac.uk) providing your institutional/organisational affiliation and details of any dietary and accessibility requirements.


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