Living the Label: Youth Work, young people, being 'at-risk' and community-based (arts/sports) programs

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This thesis examines the ways in which the 'at-risk' label is designated to, negotiated, and lived by young people participating in rural New South Wales 'At-Risk' community-based (arts/sports) programs. The main findings highlight the ways policy and practice can encourage self governance of youth, and simultaneously enable and constrain young people 'living the (at-risk) label'. Implications for society and schooling include informing parents, teachers and government officials about the potential consequences of the 'at-risk' label.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Saltmarsh, Sue, Principal Supervisor
  • Reid, Jo-Anne, Co-Supervisor
  • Dionigi, Rylee, Principal Supervisor
  • Gottschall, Kristina, Co-Supervisor
Award date01 Mar 2014
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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