1 Setting the Scene Experiences in infancy, early childhood and childhood are pivotal to the future health, development and wellbeing of an individual. Accordingly, a positive start to life provides the essential foundation for the likelihood that a child reaches their full potential ( Black
training and community sectors researching, evaluating and developing initiatives that embrace this way of working. The word partnership is a broad overarching term to cover a range of interchangeable terms such as network, cluster, alliance, collaboration, collective or joined-up approach ( Black, 2008
This unique book is divided into two sections. The first section highlights specific international youth activists, their biographies, work, and accomplishments. The second section is a collection of work by youth, who address their own activism, goals, identities, and needs. Commentaries by teachers, community workers, and facilitators compliment the entries, creating a unique, intergenerational and multi-faceted volume.
The book will serve to fill a gap in teacher education, highlighting and listening to youth, themselves, who, the editor, contends, should be intimately involved in their own education and futures. A new model for teacher education, this book allows teachers to understand that youth must have, and demand, a voice in the determination of their lives and futures. Previous work with youth tends to “deal with them” as a problem to be solved, a group to be managed. This book insists that youth are viable citizens and create a voice which is heard internationally.
Activists under 30 is the first book of its kind, to be addressed to youth, teachers, parents, and activists. It reminds us that youth are our most valuable resource, and insists we incorporate them, invite them, and listen to them.
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for. And then to understand what relationship one can have to knowledge, one can have a relationship without things being definitely right or wrong. One can learn more; raise more questions where knowledge is not black or white. That is the relationship they have experienced. I think that is the most