Please share with colleagues.
Last call for papers for this one day conference run by Canterbury Christ Church University in partnership with VSSN. The event is fully funded, so free for participants, however spaces are limited. Please get in touch with me if you'd like any further info.
Ali Body (email: [log in to unmask])
Youth Action, Activism and Education: Continuities, Changes and Possibilities
Thursday 15th March, 2018
Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
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.
To present a paper or poster, please send an abstract (up to 250 words with your email and institutional affiliation) in Word format to [log in to unmask] . Your abstract should outline your proposed paper, showing how the issues you raise will contribute to the themes for the day.
The deadline for abstracts is 10th January 2018. Places at the conference are limited, and registrations will open mid-January.