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Marion Thomson & Kodzo Chapman

In: The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice

Chapter 37: Popular Education and Youth Work: Learnings from Ghana

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Popular Education and Youth Work: Learnings from Ghana
Popular Education and Youth Work: Learnings from Ghana
Marion Thomson Kodzo Chapman
Introduction

Our passion lies in creating critical spaces where youth uncover the hidden injuries of oppression related to class, race, gender and sexual preference, while questioning the cruelty of extreme poverty and wealth. We feel this as a pedagogical solidarity rooted in the foundations of popular education. This chapter highlights the dynamism of popular education as a guiding principle of critical youth work. We draw on our experiences designing and leading a youth and human rights education program with a youth organization in Ghana. Approximately 150 youth received intensive training in popular education and human rights, while many more community ...

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