Understanding paths and options for youth citizenship and social justice

Youth-focused researchers and practitioners need conceptual models to consider paths for youth citizenship and social justice which are attenuated to the context, social support, visibility, and structure of engagement opportunities. This article will expand upon the initial conceptual model created by Brennan et al. in this special issue by examining how it can be useful for both research and practice. Specifically, this model can help researchers and practitioners to: (1) remain aware of contextual factors affecting youth engagement; (2) understand how different forms of youth engagement fit within the model; and (3) consider strategies and research to encourage more radical forms of youth engagement. The paper will provide support for the conceptual validity of the model by examining theories which align with it and contextual factors to consider during its application. The paper will then apply the model to differentiate between two forms of youth engagement and conclude with a summary of areas for future research and application.



Work Title Understanding paths and options for youth citizenship and social justice
Open Access
  1. Erica L. Odera
  2. John Davis
  3. Mark Brennan
  4. Pat Dolan
License In Copyright (Rights Reserved)
Work Type Article
  1. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice
Publication Date November 1, 2022
Publisher Identifier (DOI)
  1. https://doi.org/10.1177/17461979221077983
Deposited November 28, 2022




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  • Added Introduction_-_Placing_Youth_at_the_Forefront_of_active_citizenship_for_social_justice.pdf
  • Added Creator Erica L. Odera
  • Added Creator John Davis
  • Added Creator Mark Brennan
  • Added Creator Pat Dolan
  • Published