“Remember Me”: Enabling Young People's Voice Regarding Their Futures, in a Society Striving for Economic Prosperity
In particular, the research seeks to understand how young people negotiate, and act, within the restrictions and inequalities of the social world, when it comes to their ambitions and aspirations. How do young people view their future? What are their aspirations? How do they intend to negotiate and navigate these planned trajectories? What enables, and/or encourages, them to succeed? What do they think needs to be done to enable them to achieve further? Are their restrictions? Do they need to, or have they, settled for more pragmatic realities?
In this particular paper, the emerging findings from the initial phases of data collection will be discussed – whilst being sensitive to the ecological framework and the view that “education cannot compensate for society” (Bernstein 1970). In addition, the potential and intended future directions of this topical study will be highlighted.