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dc.contributor.advisorGereluk, Dianne T.
dc.contributor.authorKo, Gina
dc.date2019-06
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-12T16:03:15Z
dc.date.available2019-03-12T16:03:15Z
dc.date.issued2019-03-11
dc.identifier.citationKo, G. (2019). The experiences of youth from immigrant and refugee backgrounds in a social justice leadership program: A participatory action research photovoice project (Unpublished doctoral thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/110058
dc.description.abstractResearch about the negative experiences of youth from immigrant and refugee backgrounds commonly emphasizes a lack of English language proficiency, criminal activity, and underachievement. More recently, a strengths-based, resilient, and social justice lens has been used to look at this historically oppressed population. In this research, I examined the experiences of immigrant and refugee youth in their involvement in a social justice leadership club in a secondary school in Calgary, Canada. I drew from Iris Marion Young’s theoretical framework using her five faces of oppression: exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, cultural imperialism, and violence; and her four normative ideals of a deliberative model of democracy: inclusion, political equality, reasonableness, and publicity. I used photovoice and semi-structured interviews as part of the research design to work collaboratively with six female high school youth between 16 and 17 years of age to share their social justice initiatives with educational powerholders. The themes of identity and belonging, advocating for social justice, mental health awareness, and aspirational stance to dream emerged from photovoice participant analysis and interview data. I share the overarching themes of resiliency, self-efficacy, and empowerment; troubling Islamophobia; and reshaping the narratives of the school and community despite pressures to conform to the dominant culture. I also present future directions and recommendations to support youth from immigrant and refugee backgrounds in their social justice endeavours.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.en_US
dc.subjectminoritized, immigrant, refugee, youth, leadership, social justice, photovoice  en_US
dc.subject.classificationEducationen_US
dc.subject.classificationEducation--Bilingual and Multiculturalen_US
dc.subject.classificationEducation--Guidance and Counselingen_US
dc.subject.classificationEducation--Social Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.classificationCanadian Studiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationHistory--Canadianen_US
dc.subject.classificationEthnic and Racial Studiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationWomen's Studiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationMental Healthen_US
dc.titleThe Experiences of Youth from Immigrant and Refugee Backgrounds in a Social Justice Leadership Program: A Participatory Action Research Photovoice Projecten_US
dc.typedoctoral thesisen_US
dc.publisher.facultyWerklund School of Educationen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducation Graduate Program – Educational Researchen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLenters, Kimberly
dc.contributor.committeememberPoitras Pratt, Yvonne
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