Title: Future citizens:
21st century challenges for young people

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Author: Beata Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz, Anna Zalewska and Alistair Ross (Edited by)

ISBN number: 978-83-7587-431-0

Technical information: First edition, Cracow 2010, Format: 160 × 235mm, 360 page, Hardback, Sewn binding

English version of book

Beata Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz,

Anna Zalewska, Alistair Ross



Part I

Young people’s hopes and fears:
personal, local and global perspectives


Alistair Ross

1.1. Hopes and fears for the future: An introduction 


Kim Allen

1.2. Young people’s personal hopes and fears for their future


Sarah Minty

1.3. Young people’s hopes and fears for their global and local futures


Sumi Hollingworth and Sarah Minty

1.4. Young people’s concerns about crime and violence


Alistair Ross

1.5. Agendas of aspiration and apprehension: What we need to investigate next


Part II

Young people’s optimism towards social issues


Anna Zalewska

2.1. Young people’s optimism towards social issues and their sources of information: An introduction


Anna Zalewska and Beata Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz

2.2. Youth optimism towards social issues from the local and global perspectives according to country, age and location


Beata Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz and Anna Zalewska

2.3. Young people’s optimism and understanding of poverty and unemployment


Agnieszka Bojanowska

2.4. Young people’s optimism towards the environment in the local and global perspectives 


Elena Briones Pérez and Claudia Vallejo

2.5. “Tolerance is a strange thing”. Exploring youth’s understanding and prosocial behaviour


Agnieszka Bojanowska

2.6. Healthy future – young people’s optimism towards local and global health


Alistair Ross

2.7. Where do young people get information from on social issues? 


Elena Briones Pérez

2.8. European young people’ sources of information on social issues:

Differences according to age,  gender and locality


Anna Zalewska

2.9. Young people’s optimism in the context of cultural and developmental differences


Part III

Social and citizenship activity



Beata Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz

3.1. Young people’s social and citizenship activity: An introduction


Wojciech Siegień

3.2. Action for change at a personal level


Alistair Ross and Melinda Dooly

3.3. Political understanding, participation and action


Anna Zalewska and Beata Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz

3.4. Optimism and readiness for citizenship activity 


Beata Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz

3.5. Improving social and citizenship activity: Chances and limitations 




Notes about Authors



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