Young people entering the university world: tensions between being and remaining

This article presents the results of the investigation Young people as University newcomers which is part of the comprehensive study Configuring the subject child-young person in the University everyday life, carried out in the Postdoctoral course in Investigation in Social Sciences, Childhood and Youth, offered by Latin American institutes. Sustained in hermeneutic foundations and by means of focal groups and open interviews with 12 young individuals from Medellin, the study enabled the analysis of the category Experiences in the first year of University, whose results are grouped under three tendencies: entering the institutionalized University environment: from the experience to fitting in; becoming a subject in the university context and the subject student as a vertex of the university world.

Higher education; Experience; Young college students; Subjectivity


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