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“(Mis-)Educating the Ghettoes of our world” – is there a Collective Neglect of the Role of Education for Youth in Violent Cities Around the World?” on URBANET

By Mieke Lopes Cardozo, Jovana Carapic and Joost Monks

The world’s population is becoming younger, and the majority of people under the age of 25 are living in the rapidly growing cities of Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Reports claim that a disproportionate proportion of youth live in impoverished, unplanned, and often highly violent urban settlements where they are more likely to be both victims and perpetrators of urban violence. What education strategies are needed in order to improve their situation?

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This article was originally published on NORRAG’s Blog.

Photo credit: Street Art in Limerick City, Ireland William Murphy (Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0 changes made)

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