Date of Award
Greig, Christopher J. (Faculty of Education)
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Youth are traditionally excluded from meaningful participation as decision-makers in educational reform. Over the popular social networking website Facebook, youth demonstrate sustained awareness, engagement and civic action on educational issues despite their formal exclusion. By positioning Alberta's Bill 44 as a case study, this research categorizes youth understandings of a piece of educational reform. It further draws attention to youth understandings of their own political efficacy in educational reform. Informed by critical theory, this study complexifies the exclusion of youth from positions of power in formal educational reform.
Maxwell, Lindsay, "Youth Understandings, Perceptions, Beliefs and Attitudes Towards Educational Reform" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 248.