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Book looks at educators, civic engagement

Youth Voices, Public Spaces, and Civic Engagement
Edited by Stuart Greene, Kevin J. Burke, Maria K. McKenna
Hardback: $160

Youth Voices, Public Spaces, and Civic Engagement is a collection of original research that explores ways educators can create participatory spaces that foster civic engagement, critical thinking and authentic literacy practices for adolescent youth in urban contexts.

Casting youth as vital social actors, contributors shed light on different ways urban youth can develop a clearer sense of agency within the structural forces of racial segregation and economic development that might otherwise marginalize and silence their voices.

Youth Voices, Public Spaces, and Civic Engagement, co-edited by Kevin Burke, an assistant professor of language and literacy education in UGA’s College of Education, invites readers to view familiar spaces with reimagined possibilities for socially just educational practices.