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Engagement in social activism and its implications on social responsibility


Abeysinghet, Shantha and Nor, Sharifah and Hamzah, Azimi and Tamam, Ezhar (2009) Engagement in social activism and its implications on social responsibility. In: International Conference on Educational Research and Practice (ICERP), 10-11 June 2009, Marriot Hotel, Putrajaya. (p. 23).


The shape of the future social world is related directly to the socialization process of young people. Incidentally, many social institutions play a significant role to empower young people to meet both local and global challenges. Though, the technological and scientific development boost has to a great extent destabilized civic and social protection of the global. In this context, social activism can emerge as a means for civic engagement and citizenship building among young people. This study involved, campus youths in Sri Lanka and was conducted using the adopted Instrument of Corning’s measures of social activism orientation. Four hundred and forty nine subjects were randomly selected from the six campuses representing, three faculties (Science, Arts & commerce/Management): Profile of respondents indicated wider access to higher education in Sri, Lanka since universal free education exit from primary level to university level. There were significant relationship between social activism and contextual factors and demographic factor. Policy recommendation for successful civic and democratic participation and positive youth development IS discussed with special attention to the development of social responsibility and pluralist culture at higher educational institutions.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Publisher: Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Social activism; Youth development; Civic responsibility; Citizenship
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2018 03:37
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2018 06:44
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/43927
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