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Case Study: Youth Perceptions of Citizenship

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dc.contributor.advisor Outley, Corliss en_US
dc.creator Bryant, Marie Jolliff en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-19T15:29:15Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-22T18:06:11Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-19T15:29:15Z en_US
dc.date.available 2012-10-22T18:06:11Z
dc.date.created 2011-08 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-10-19 en_US
dc.date.submitted August 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2011-08-10015 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examines the perceptions of citizenship of youth involved in a community civic engagement program. The UP-BEAT Youth Health Leadership program trained youth participants in public speaking, technology, youth mapping, leadership and government. The study gathered qualitative and quantitative information from the 18 youth participants. Data gathered examined youth perceptions of the characteristics of good citizens as well as how the program influenced youth understandings of justice. Overall, youth in the program demonstrated a desire to facilitate community change through action, expressing ideas and engaging others. Minority participants demonstrated huge commitment to the program, engagement and social capital within their communities and a desire to participate in civic activities. Youth perceptions of the roles and responsibilities of citizenship were not highly influenced by justice. However, youth were able to recognize issues of injustice based on the new environments and new experiences they were exposed to during the program. Youth also found adultism which existed within the program and the environments youth interacted with a deterrent for civic participation. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject youth en_US
dc.subject citizenship en_US
dc.subject social justice en_US
dc.title Case Study: Youth Perceptions of Citizenship en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.department Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences en_US
thesis.degree.grantor Texas A&M University en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Science en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Edwards, Mike en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Boleman, Chris en_US
dc.type.genre thesis en_US
dc.type.material text en_US

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