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Title: “Second-chance” education : re-defining youth development in Grenada
Authors: Perez Gonzalez, Laura
Keywords: Grenada -- History -- 1974-1983
Education -- Spain -- Granada
Youth development -- Spain -- Granada
Caribbean Community
Caribbean Area -- Social conditions
Caribbean Area -- Economic conditions
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Education
Citation: Perez Gonzalez, L. (2020). “Second-chance” education : re-defining youth development in Grenada. Postcolonial Directions in Education, 9(2), 226-271.
Abstract: With the end of the Grenada Revolution and the subsequent American invasion, the nation’s education policies shifted from being conceptualised as a national development strategy “fashioned in our own image”, to being a project aiming to strengthen the region’s global marketplace participation through the creation of the “ideal Caribbean person/citizen/worker”. Recognising the discursive shifts in education and development, this article focuses on how Grenadian youth (16-24) interpret these institutional objectives through their participation in “second-chance” education, or non- formal education. Following Henri Lefebvre’s (1991) spatial triad, the analysis examines the concept of "second-chance" education as a socially produced space conceived by the state, perceived by organisations, and lived by the students. The article reveals gaps between discourse and practices of youth in development, highlighting ways in which youth actively navigate and respond to the socioeconomic and geographic realities involved with “second-chance” education organisations, national growth, and regional integration.
ISSN: 2304-5388
Appears in Collections:PDE, Volume 9, No. 2
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