Grainne Hallahan

How colleges can support responsible student activism


There’s a fine line between ensuring the right to protest and maintaining the duty to safeguard students, but as Grainne Hallahan finds, young people’s growing engagement with big issues is worth nurturing in the classroom

How FE colleges can support responsible student activism

For many further education students, there’s a concern that’s just as pressing as exam results and career prospects: the future of the world. Today’s young people tend to be more engaged with urgent international issues, and they want to have their voices heard.

Jessica Taft, an associate professor of Latin American and Latino studies at the University of Santa Cruz, has spent the past decade looking at children’s rights and intergenerational activism. In a statement released in the run-up to the Global Climate Strike in September 2020, the author of The Kids Are in Charge: activism and ...

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