Student activism may be defined as the efforts of students, or groups of students in the case of student movements, to affect change within a particular setting that may be specific or diffuse. Targets of activism may consist of educational settings, external political or business entities, larger social problems, or any combination of the above. Regardless of the specific target, the focus of activism remains the illumination of a particular position and the use of individual or group resources to realize this position and bring about change. Activism is constructed in opposition to a believed problem and can take many forms, depending on the resources and focus of the individual or group involved and the nature of the identified problem. Activism may be either ...

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