How do they become socially/ politically active? Case studies of Hong Kong secondary students' political socialisation

Yan Wing LEUNG

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Abstract

Evidence obtained from focus group interviews supports a conception of political socialization as an active process where individuals interact and negotiate with socialization agents in different contexts to construct their political realities. The citizenship understandings of socially or politically active students in this study were basically eclectic, including conservative views about doing the best in their diverse roles as well as more radical orientations, such as participating in demonstrations and protests in opposition to unreasonable laws. Issues based teaching, experiential learning, and teachers with credibility have been identified as significant political socializing factors for active democratic citizenship. Such a finding has significant implications for teacher education. Copyright © 2006 citizED.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-67
JournalCitizenship Teaching and Learning
Volume2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

Citation

Leung, Y. W. (2006). How do they become socially/ politically active? Case studies of Hong Kong secondary students' political socialisation. Citizenship Teaching and Learning, 2(2), 51-67.

Keywords

  • Teacher Education
  • Theory and Practice of Teaching and Learning

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