“We need their help”: Encouraging and discouraging adolescent civic engagement through Photovoice
AbstractRacial, ethnic, and class-based gaps in civic engagement may leave many Latino/a adolescents without a key avenue for positive development. While Photovoice, a community-based participatory research method based in photography, is typically used in research, it also offers potential as an intervention to empower and strengthen Latino/a adolescents' civic engagement. A mixed‐method study design examined the impacts of Photovoice on 15 high school students. While pre- and post-test survey data suggest a limited impact on adolescents' civic attitudes and behaviors, rich focus group data indicate increased self-efficacy, empowerment, community attachment, community awareness, and intended civic engagement. Yet, results also indicate substantial student frustration at the perceived hypocrisy of adults in their community toward civic involvement.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Elsevier in its journal Children and Youth Services Review.
Volume (Year): 34 (2012)
Issue (Month): 11 ()
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Photovoice; Civic engagement; Latino youth; Photography; Youth empowerment;
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- Head, Brian W., 2011. "Why not ask them? Mapping and promoting youth participation," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 33(4), pages 541-547, April.
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