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Previous research separately acknowledges two emerging trends in adolescence but neglects to integrate them. These are that many changes have occurred in the school to work transitional processes, and that there is substantial need for adolescents, especially young women, to pursue science career pa...
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When any groups are systematically excluded from meaningful participation and achieve below their levels of competence, they become both "marginalized" in their current school environments and economically and socially disadvantaged over their lifetimes. For many young people, these intersecting mar...
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This paper presents a conceptual synthesis of current literatures on the ways in which digital media allow/negate reproduction and resistence in educational and social inequalities for youth. With a focus on intersections of inequalities (socioeconomic status, age, culture, ethnicity, region) and s...
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Cigarette smoking has been identified as the single most preventable source of mortality and morbidity in the United States. Experimentation with tobacco typically begins in adolescence, and smoking during this period is one of the strongest and most consistent predictors of adult smoking status. In...
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The majority of deaths for contemporary young people are related to injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents. Most prevention efforts targeted at addressing the issue are less than effective and do not address youth driving as a culture. This article presents findings from an ethnographic study...
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This article provides an account and discussion of research processes used in a contemporary study of early school leaving in Ontario, Canada. The Ontario Early School Leavers Study was conducted in conversation with 193 young people who left school prior to graduating, their educators and parents. ...
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This paper provides an analysis of international literature and focus group data arising from a three-year critical ethnographic study with 795 young people, educators and parents speaking about transitions through public education in Canada. It fills fissures in qualitative and process-based sociol...