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An ABC of mentors’ talk about disaffected youth: Alternative lifestyles, Benefit dependency, or Complete dunces?

Colley, Helen (2001) An ABC of mentors’ talk about disaffected youth: Alternative lifestyles, Benefit dependency, or Complete dunces? Youth & Policy (72). pp. 1-15. ISSN 0262-9798

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Abstract

Draws evidence from an empirical research project to examine the assumption that mentors are empathic with the excluded youth with whom they work. Empathy is a nonjudgmental stance, & this avoidance of authoritarianism is necessary for mentors. The data come from semistructured interviews with nine pairs of volunteer undergraduates who mentored youth in a program called "New Beginnings." The results show that the mentors saw the social exclusion of the youth involved as deviance, or a threat to society. Therefore, there was little empathy for or acceptance of them. Suggestions are made for a diversity model that would locate solutions within communities, rather than trying to change the individual.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Policy Research Group
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Social Cohesion Research Group
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Early Years Childhood Youth and Community Research
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2012 15:48
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2013 10:42
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/12630

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