Narratives Of At-Risk-Youth: Mirroring Experiences And Challenges Submitted to NW: ‘05. Children and Youth at Risk and Urban Education

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    This paper explores the narratives of at-risk youth with the aim of uncovering understandings of in- and exclusion of school.

    The paper seeks to answer the following research question: "How can an exploration of alternative contexts enlighten the professional work with at-risk-youth in a school setting?

    The study that the paper draws on is a research study concerning the role of professional practice in working with expanding the participatory possibilities in school among at-risk youth and hence creates more equality of opportunity. In relation to that, the study asks how increased awareness of and knowledge about the social and academic life of at-risk youth can contribute to successful, professional work with social and academic inclusion of at-risk youth. The study applies three perspectives: the professional perspective, the institutional perspective and the youth perspective - the aim of this paper is to present the youth perspective.

    The point of departure of this paper is hence the narratives of at-risk youth, and how these narratives, that center around different experiences of both in- and exclusion, as well as on different social and physical settings and their abilitiy to create in- and exclusion.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication dateSep 2018
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018
    EventECER 2018: Inclusion and Exclusion, Resources for Educational Research? - Free University Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
    Duration: 4 Sep 20187 Sep 2018


    ConferenceECER 2018
    LocationFree University Bolzano
    Internet address


    • inclusion

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