Gettin' My Word Out

Gettin' My Word Out : Voices of Urban Youth Activists

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At a time when many adults criticize young people as being self-absorbed and apolitical, this book demonstrates, through research conducted with inner-city youth activists, the inaccuracy of this judgment. Working through nonformal activist organizations, Leonisa Ardizzone examines how youth activists respond to injustice, counteract violence, practice social responsibility, and form collaborative networks of individuals and organizations. These peace-builders embody the core values of peace education. They and their nonformal activist organizations model practices and methods that, if applied to formal education, would not only create more humane learning experiences for all, but would also reconfirm education as a catalyst and framework for personal and social transformation.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 126 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791471799
  • 9780791471791

Review quote

"Gettin' My Word Out addresses an important topic that has not been addressed in many others books. I particularly liked the inclusion of student voices throughout the text. There is relatively little scholarly work devoted to youth activism despite the fact that there is considerable interest in this topic." -- Pedro Noguera, coeditor of Beyond Resistance! Youth Activism and Community Change: New Democratic Possibilities for Practice and Policy for America's Youth
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About Leonisa Ardizzone

With years of experience as a teacher and teacher educator, Leonisa Ardizzone is Executive Director of the Salvadori Center in New York City.
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