Civic action and student voice

This study explores the ways that youth make sense of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and how context informs the scope and nature of youth-led local civic action. Using an embedded case study approach, this study focuses on the Cultivating Pathways to Sustainability project, which engages scores of young people in the state of Vermont, U.S.A. Data for this study was drawn from observations and interviews of middle and high school students and teachers from 18 participating schools. The study’s findings show the value of intermediaries as catalysts for civic action, demonstrate ways of linking global policy with local civic action, and show how a youth-adult partnership model can deepen the meaning and implementation of civic action.

Eric McGinnis et al, Civic action and student voice, Education, Citizenship and Social Justice (17, 3) pp. . Copyright © 2022. DOI: 10.1177/17461979221098014. Users who receive access to an article through a repository are reminded that the article is protected by copyright and reuse is restricted to non-commercial and no derivative uses. Users may also download and save a local copy of an article accessed in an institutional repository for the user's personal reference. For permission to reuse an article, please follow our Process for Requesting Permission.



Work Title Civic action and student voice
Open Access
  1. Eric McGinnis
  2. Dana Mitra
  1. Citizenship education
  2. Educational intermediaries
  3. Student voice
  4. Youth activism
  5. Youth-adult partnerships
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Work Type Article
  1. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice
Publication Date June 16, 2022
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Deposited March 01, 2024




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