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Are lifelong learning policies working for youth? Young people’s voices

Siyka Kovacheva, Judith Jacovkis, Sonia Startari, and Anna Siri

in Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe: Navigating between Knowledge and Economy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350361
eISBN:
9781447350699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350361.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

LLL policy programs and initiatives at the national and local level rarely begin by investigating the needs and aspirations of young participants, and even less opportunities are provided for young ... More


Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe: Navigating between Knowledge and Economy

Marcelo Parreira do Amaral, Siyka Kovacheva, and Xavier Rambla (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350361
eISBN:
9781447350699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350361.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This comprehensive collection discusses topical issues essential to both scholarship and policy making in the realm of Lifelong Learning policies and how far they succeed in supporting young people ... More


Young adults as a target group of lifelong learning policies

Xavier Rambla, Dejana Bouillet, and Borislava Petkova

in Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe: Navigating between Knowledge and Economy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350361
eISBN:
9781447350699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350361.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Lifelong learning policies may construct target groups in two different ways. First, sometimes encompassing systems of lifelong learning policies implement programmes for specific social categories ... More


Governing the normalisation of young adults through lifelong learning policies

Risto Rinne, Heikki Silvennoinen, Tero Järvinen, and Jenni Tikkanen

in Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe: Navigating between Knowledge and Economy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350361
eISBN:
9781447350699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350361.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Policies are based on – explicit and implicit – assumptions of well-functioning institutions, a prosperous economy, a good citizen, and so forth. In short, they have a vision of a desired society ... More


Assessing young adults’ living conditions across Europe using harmonised quantitative indicators: opportunities and risks for policy makers

Rosario Scandurra, Kristinn Hermannsson, and Ruggero Cefalo

Marcelo Parreira do Amaral, Siyka Kovacheva, and Xavier Rambla (eds)

in Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe: Navigating between Knowledge and Economy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350361
eISBN:
9781447350699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350361.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter uses harmonized quantitative regional data on the mediating role of LLL policies in the configuration of individuals living conditions. We focus our attention on four indicators: youth ... More


The changing meanings of lifelong learning policies: consequences for young adults and their life courses

Tiago Neves, Natália Alves, Anna Cossetta, and Vlatka Domović

in Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe: Navigating between Knowledge and Economy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350361
eISBN:
9781447350699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350361.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Lifelong learning policies have multiple meanings. They change across time, space, theoretical perspectives, and the types of actors that seek to make sense of them. This poses challenges to ... More


Conclusion: Navigating lifelong learning policies in Europe: impacting and supporting young adults’ life courses

Siyka Kovacheva, Xavier Rambla, and Marcelo Parreira do Amaral

in Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe: Navigating between Knowledge and Economy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350361
eISBN:
9781447350699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350361.003.0012
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The chapter takes stock of the insights produced in the different chapters of this collection and draws conclusions based on three theoretical perspectives that guided our analysis. Each of them ... More


The Order and the Other: Young Adult Dystopian Literature and Science Fiction

Joseph W. Campbell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824721
eISBN:
9781496824776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824721.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Order and the Other is a call to reexamine the relationship between dystopian literature and science fiction by thinking about the work that each genre does on and for the reader. The author ... More


Parishes as Homes and Hubs

Kathleen Garces-Foley

in American Parishes: Remaking Local Catholicism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284351
eISBN:
9780823285952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284351.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Drawn from ethnographic observation in the Washington, D.C., area, this chapter explores how racially diverse, highly educated, and highly involved young adult Catholics in the region of Washington, ... More


Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World

Anita Tarr and Donna R. White (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816696
eISBN:
9781496816733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816696.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World, edited by Anita Tarr and Donna White, is a collection of twelve essays analyzing young adult science fiction and fantasy in ... More


“The Electric Boy1 Grows Up”: Science Fiction for a Young Adult Audience

Joseph W. Campbell

in The Order and the Other: Young Adult Dystopian Literature and Science Fiction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824721
eISBN:
9781496824776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824721.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 2 shows in a compressed, somewhat truncated way, the unique history of science fiction (sometimes called speculative fiction). This chapter also shows some of the myriad theoretical ... More


Reaching across the Barbed Wire: Interracial Friendships in Young Adult Japanese American Incarceration Literature

Traise Yamamoto

in Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815064
eISBN:
9781496815101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815064.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Through close examination of six texts, this essay traces the use of interracial friendship as a key trope in Young Adult literature about Japanese American incarceration during WWII. It argues that ... More


Space Cadets and Rocket Boys: Policing the Masculinity of Scientific Enthusiasms

Rebecca Onion

in Innocent Experiments: Childhood and the Culture of Public Science in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629476
eISBN:
9781469629490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629476.003.0005
Subject:
Education, History of Education

After World War II, science-fiction authors found lucrative side gigs in writing fiction for young people. Before “young adult” books were a fixed category, authors like Robert Heinlein wrote stories ... More


Get It Together: Anxieties of Collective Responsibility in Contemporary Young Adult Horror Novels

Nick Levey and Holly Harper

in Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children's Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806444
eISBN:
9781496806482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806444.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This essay begins fittingly with the line “If there’s one thing you can depend upon during the zombie apocalypse, it’s that you won’t have to face it alone.” In this essay, Levey and Harper examine ... More


Introduction: Why Horror? (Or, The Importance of Being Frightened)

Jessica R. McCort

in Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children's Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806444
eISBN:
9781496806482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806444.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The introduction begins the book’s discussion of why some children and young adults are drawn to horror. It attempts to define the term “horror,” especially in relation to children’s literature and ... More


‘[B]orn to make a real life, however it cracks your heart’:1 Creative women and daydreaming in Margo Lanagan’s Tender Morsels (2008)

Emma V. Miller

in Incest in contemporary literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526122162
eISBN:
9781526138767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526122162.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Since its release in 2008 as a Young Adult (YA) text, Tender Morsels has been subject to widespread praise and censure. In reviews and reading groups it has been criticised by adults (including ... More


Contemporary Werewolves

Kaja Franck and Sam George

in Twenty-First-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440929
eISBN:
9781474477024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440929.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Twenty-first-century werewolves (following vampires) have become humanised, as identity politics have become mainstream and the Other assimilated. Young Adult fiction and paranormal romance have ... More


Imagining Dystopian Futures in Young Adult Fiction

Lizzie Seal and Maggie O’Neill

in Imaginative Criminology: Of Spaces Past, Present and Future

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781529202687
eISBN:
9781529202717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202687.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses how it is notable that ‘speculative fiction’ – fiction that creates alternative worlds – frequently addresses themes of deviance, transgression and ordering. It identifies ... More


Inquiry at and in the Margins: How Peritexts Encourage Critical Reading

Joe Sutliff Sanders

in A Literature of Questions: Nonfiction for the Critical Child

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903008
eISBN:
9781452958842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903008.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter four extends and complicates Gérard Genette’s idea of the peritext—the sidebars, captions, footnotes, introduction, notes for teachers, and other aspects of textual apparatus—to look at how ... More


I was a teenage she-wolf: boobs, blood and sacrifice

Hannah Priest

in She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089343
eISBN:
9781781708743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Written in 1989, Suzy McKee Charnas’s short story ‘Boobs’ presents adolescent Kelsey, who develops breasts and starts her periods before anyone else in her class. As she struggles to deal with the ... More


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