Beyond Resistance! Youth Activism and Community Change: New Democratic Possibilities for Practice and Policy for America's Youth

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Pedro Noguera, Julio Cammarota, Shawn Ginwright
Taylor & Francis, Mar 21, 2006 - Education - 400 pages

The failure of current policy to address important quality of life issues for urban youth remains a substantial barrier to civic participation, educational equity, and healthy adulthood. This volume brings together the work of leading urban youth scholars to highlight the detrimental impact of zero tolerance policies on young people’s educational experience and well being. Inspired by the conviction that urban youth have the right to more equitable educational and social resources and political representation, Beyond Resistance! offers new insights into how to increase the effectiveness of youth development and education programs, and how to create responsive youth policies at the local, state, and federal level.

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About the author (2006)

Pedro Noguera is Professor at the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University.
Julio Cammarota is an assistant professor in the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology and the Mexican-American Studies & Research Center at the University of Arizona.
Shawn Ginwright is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies at Santa Clara University.

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