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Instructor Info:Keri DeJong
TA Info:Mia DiOrio
Term: 2014S
Meeting Info: Wednesday Friday
01:00 PM - 02:20 PM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 108
01:00 PM - 02:20 PM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 108

What are prevailing constructions of childhood and youth in our society? Who do these constructions serve? Who benefits, and who is impacted? In what ways do young people respond to and challenge these constructions? This interactive seminar invites students to grapple with discourses of childhood in order to develop an analysis of youth oppression as a social justice issue. As a learning community, we will examine the period of childhood/youth in the lifespan as a socially constructed age status that impacts young people's lives while serving dominant political, social and economic interests. An exploration of youth led models of social justice will support envisioning possibilities to transform oppressive practices from multiple perspectives. These perspectives provide for a critical view of where young people are located in political and economic life. Through research and informed dialogue, we will envision stronger and more equitable partnerships between young people and adults in community and education settings.

Additional Info:

My office will be in FPH, Room 213. Hours: By appointment!

mia's "office" hours: 4:00 - 6:00 pm every sunday in the bridge

OR you can e-mail/call me to make an appointment