Developing Critical Consciousness in Youth : Contexts and Settings, Paperback / softback Book

Developing Critical Consciousness in Youth : Contexts and Settings Paperback / softback

Edited by Erin B. (New York University) Godfrey, Luke J. (Clemson University, South Carolina) Rapa

Part of the Contemporary Social Issues Series series

Paperback / softback

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Critical consciousness is the ability to critically analyse societal inequities and to develop the motivation and agency to promote social change.

While there has been a proliferation of empirical work on critical consciousness over the last two decades, this is the first volume to consider how we can support youth's critical consciousness development – their ability to recognize and fight injustice.

Leading scholars address some of the field's most urgent questions: How does critical consciousness develop?

What are the key developmental settings (such as homes, schools, community programs) and societal experiences (racism, policy brutality, immigration, political turmoil) that inform critical consciousness development among youth?

Providing novel insights into key school-based, out-of-school-based, and societal contexts that propel youth to greater critical reflection and action, this book will benefit scholars and students in developmental, educational, and community psychology, as well as practitioners working in schools, community-based organizations, and other youth settings.

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