The attitudes of English adolescents to protest activities: reflections from the international civic and citizenship study on 2011 England riots

Kui Foon CHOW

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Abstract

The riots witnessed in cities in England attracted the attention of the media, politicians, and educators worldwide. Despite criticism of the misbehaviours of some English adolescents, the phenomenon has provided an excellent context in which to study the protest activities of adolescents. The International Civic and Citizenship Study (ICCS) reflects on three questions: 1) In general, how do young adolescents in England view protest? 2) How do they differentiate between legal and illegal protest? and 3) What are the characteristics of young adolescents who open up their options to include illegal protest activities? Through a secondary analysis of the ICCS data, this study offers a way to better understand the political participation of English adolescents as a form of active civic engagement. Finally, I also comment on the link between this study and the 2011 England riots and discuss future research on Hong Kong adolescents.
2011年英國城市發生暴亂,引起世界各地關注。儘管有人批評參與的英國青年,但這現象卻為研究青年抗議活動提供了很好的研究材料。國際公民教育與素養調查計劃的數據有助於了解英國青年如何看合法抗議和非法抗議。本文嘗試把上述數據與英國的騷亂事件作出聯繫,並探討這對香港青少年研究的引申意義。 Copyright © 2012 HKFYG.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-191
JournalJournal of Youth Studies
Volume15
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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Citation

Chow, J. K. F. (2012). The attitudes of English adolescents to protest activities: reflections from the international civic and citizenship study on 2011 England riots. Journal of Youth Studies, 15(1), 177-191.

Keywords

  • Protest
  • ICCS
  • Youth
  • 2011 England riots
  • Citizenship education
  • 抗議
  • 國際公民教育與素養調查計劃
  • 青少年
  • 2011年英國騷亂
  • 公民教育
  • Alt. title: 英國青年對抗議活動的態度:從國際公民教育與素養調查計劃看2011年英國騷亂