This is my place… this is not my place: youth and adult inclusion and exclusion at school

This article discusses youth and adult students′ discomfort in establishing the school as their place. The research subjects are young people between 14 and 23 and adults between 24 and 65 years old, Elementary School students in a Public Youth and Adult Education Program in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Our analysis approaches generational relations reflecting the tensions that are established in the polarization between success and failure positions as well as between young′s and adult′s position in the school of Adult Education, by identifying school practices such as inclusion and exclusion opportunities for young and adult students of Basic School.

Generational relations; Youth and adult education; School practices; Inclusion and exclusion

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