Documentation centre. Articles of interest 2011

Articles of interest

2011


March

Barnes, Cliona. A discourse of disparagement: Boys? talk about girls in school

This article explores the construction and maintenance of hegemonic masculinity in the classroom through discussion and analysis of boys? talk about girls in school. Key in this process is the marking of distance between masculinity and femininity, and boys? talk in this context is representative of a deeply entrenched discourse of disparagement which positions femininity as a subordinated ?other?. Using examples from field research (data collected in the Irish city of Limerick) the article explores how boys strive to position themselves in opposition to femininity and in relation to the hegemonic norms which police and regulate their behaviour in the group context. There is specific focus on how boys disparage girls? gendered practices against a legitimizing backdrop of the public discourse of a ?crisis for masculinity?. The article documents the circular and self-perpetuating relationship between the continuing prevalence of a widely shared expression of hegemonic masculinity, boys? disparaging talk about girls, and the positioning of boys as educationally disadvantaged subjects.

Young: Nordic Journal of Youth Research, vol. 19, no. 1, february 2011, p. 5-23.


Ramrez de la Piscina, T.; Basterretxea, J.I.; Jimnez, E. Estado de la alfabetizacin audiovisual en la comunidad escolar vasca.

This article gathers together the results of a quantitative and qualitative piece of research conducted between 2007 and 2010 by the HGH Hedabideak, Gizartea eta Hezkuntza (Media, Society and Education) research team at the University of the Basque Country. The main aim of the research was to examine the situation of Media Literacy in the Basque Country?s school community. One of the newest aspects of this research was the study of the school community as a whole, at a specific moment and in a specific field; in other words, the students, teachers and parents of the same community. According to the results, the education system should include media education among its priorities.

Comunicar: Revista Cientfica Iberoamericana de comunicacin y Educacin, vol XVIII, no. 36, march 2011, p. 157-164.


Equipo del II congreso Internacional de Creatividad e innovacin Crearmundos. La creatividad como motor de desarrollo y de inclusin social: Necesitamos tu inspiracin para crear juntos!

The article provides educational clues for the use of creativity as a driving force for development and social inclusion. It is based on the opinion of experts who participated in the II International Congress of Creativity and Innovation, held in Palma de Mallorca in 2010.

Aula de innovacin educativa, no. 199, february 2011, p. 10-13

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February

Thomas, Paul; Henri, Tom. Changings directions: young people and effective work against racism

This article explores effective approaches against racism in work with young people, and the relevance of new policy agendas in the UK. Since the 2001 disturbances, the UK has controversially prioritised 'Community Cohesion', with the accusation that this new direction represents the 'death of multiculturalism'. Drawing on empirical evidence from a project established to work with the racist views of White children in Leeds, and from youth work in Oldham, it explores how such work positively disrupts the public realm and re-thinks the previous framework of 'anti-racism'.

The article argues that the failure of past policies as one form of multiculturalism has promoted the alienation of those most in need of intervention regarding racism, and that 'Community Cohesion', as actually practiced at ground level, can offer a productive way forward to engage with racism within more intersectional understandings of youth identity and its formation. Contains bibliographic references

study explored the association between personal and social characteristics of incarcerated juvenile offenders and youth-staff relationship types. Data for this study were collected in the summer of 2006, via surveys of youth in five juvenile correction facilities in four Western states in the US. Results highlight the importance of socio-environmental factors in developing and administering productive youth correction programs.

Journal of Youth Studies, vol 14., no 1.,2011 february, p. 77-89.


Gir, Joaqun. Las amistades y el ocio de los adolescentes, hijos de la inmigracin.

Teenagers children of immigration understand friendship as a system of relations The friendship, which they consider friendship, means for them to engage in long-term relationships based on trust, intimacy, communication, affection and mutual understanding. Teenagers differ from the locals on the value given to free time and leisure, as well as the type of activities in which take up these moments which is a good indicator of the different socialization of these groups.

Papers,vol. 96, no. 1, 2011 jan.-feb, p. 77-95.


Snchez Navarro, Jordi; Aranda, Daniel. Internet como fuente de informacin para la vida cotidiana de los jvenes espaoles.

The authors report and discuss quantitative data obtained from a survey of the Spanish population ages 12 to 18, as well as qualitative observations obtained from various discussion groups on the use of the Internet as a means of obtaining useful information for everyday life, particularly in two spheres: leisure and formal education. The data show that young people use the Internet mainly in informal and private spaces and, to a lesser extent, in formal educational environments. For this population group, the Internet is used and is worth exploring to the extent that the information found is useful for social and leisure purposes, while educational benefits are taken for granted. Lastly, we point out that the young develop their own skills for evaluating information.

El profesional de la informacin, vol. 20, no. 1, 2011 jan-feb., p. 32-37

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January

Shawn C. Marsh, William P. Evans, Michael J. Williams. Social Support and Sense of Program Belonging Discriminate Between Youth-Staff Relationship Types in Juvenile Correction Settings.

This study explored the association between personal and social characteristics of incarcerated juvenile offenders and youth-staff relationship types. Data for this study were collected in the summer of 2006, via surveys of youth in five juvenile correction facilities in four Western states in the US. Results highlight the importance of socio-environmental factors in developing and administering productive youth correction programs.

Child & Youth Care Forum, 39. lib., 6. zk., 2010.eko abendua, 481-494. orr.


Guillem Sala, Jordi Planas, Erika Van Rompaey. Do young people work where they "should"?

An article that studies data from the Transitional Education / Training and Job Placement Survey (ETEFIL) from 2005 and compares that data with the regulatory pairings proposed by the Qualifications and Vocational Training System (SNCFP). This analysis attempts to verify the extent to which the SNCFP system is representative of actual placements between training and youth employment. Furthermore, the authors discovered, using two indicators, that placements that do not conform to this system do not translate into worse employment insertion and, finally, they suggest measures that can help overcome the shortcomings of similar models. Contains additional references.

Sociology of Work, n 70, Autumn 2010, page: 87-106


Manuel Delgado. Learning in the streets: public spaces as experiences of youth socialisation.

The author of this article stresses the importance of the street in youth socialisation processes. He briefly outlines the theoretical framework that defines the importance of public areas as non-formal educational spaces. Young people in modern western societies complete their training as members of society in the street. Contains additional references.

Pedagogy Journals, n 408, January 2011, page: 65-67

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