Ekrem Düzen - The Needs of University Youth

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Workshop on Participation of Young People in Civil Society
15-16 November 2013
http://www.sebeke.org.tr/en/?page_id=179

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Ekrem Düzen - The Needs of University Youth

  1. 1. The Agent and the Target  The Agent      Conveyor of culture(s) Conveyor of values Savior Sustainer Creator (?)  The Target      Reproducer of culture Reproducer of values Military reserve Labor force Bureaucratic store
  2. 2. Children Youth Grown-ups Needs defined and met by grown-ups for youngsters Needs defined and met by Needs defined and met by grown-ups and youth grown-ups for grown-ups interactively for youth (albeit (not necessarily “adults”) with a considerable tension)
  3. 3. The Clash of Developmental Tasks  Youth has its own:        Aims Targets Future expectations Behaviors Language Manners Independency  Society/community/family/ state expects youth to be:        Seated Situated Targeted Predictable Well-defined Shaped Dependent
  4. 4. The Riddle and the Proposal The Riddle  Neither families nor the state have necessary (let alone sufficient) background, experience, and equipment to negotiate with the youth.  Very questionable if with the children. The Proposal  Re-subjectification of objectified subjects.
  5. 5. What is the (behavioral) technology?  Kindness     Right to have/adopt any strong/weak belief, thought, attitude, emotion, sense, ability, capacity, etc. with accompanying behaviors and relationships. Right to not being imposed on by any of the above. Differentiate if the action/behavior is coercive or nourishing. Actual action (effective behavior) is the only criterion.  Example: I want (need) to do this to/for you. | I want (need) you to do this to/for me. vs. I want (need) to do this with you.
  6. 6. What changes the changers? PROJECTS  Do things for the others (conscious intent) VOLUNTEERS MOBILITY  Do things for oneself (consciously or consciously) ACTIVISTS
  7. 7. What is the outcome? PROJECTS  Negotiations with grownups are suspended under the pretext of “for the benefit of the destitute”.  The destitute: The ones who need ‘your’ benevolence. CHARITY MOBILITY  Negotiations with grownups continue to expand the area of alternatives for oneself and for others.  Others: The ones who constitute parts in you and, in turn, you constitute parts in them. SOLIDARITY

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