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Resisting Neoliberalism in EducationLocal, National and Transnational Perspectives$
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Lyn Tett and Mary Hamilton

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781447350057

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447350057.001.0001

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Accountability literacies and conflictual cooperation in community-based organisations for young people in Québec

Accountability literacies and conflictual cooperation in community-based organisations for young people in Québec

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(p.13) 1 Accountability literacies and conflictual cooperation in community-based organisations for young people in Québec
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(p.i) Resisting Neoliberalism in Education
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Virginie Thériault

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447350057.003.0002

Since the beginning of the 1990s, the Canadian and Québec Governments have increased their involvement with community-based organisations partly because of their potential economic benefits for society and the State. Community-based organisations can find themselves in a situation of ‘conflictual cooperation’, where they receive funding from the State, but also maintain a critical stance towards it. The chapter draws on an ethnographic and participatory study conducted in two community-based organisations for young people in the Province of Québec, Canada. The aim is to understand how youth workers managed to navigate an accountability regime and its literacies. Resourcefulness, awareness, and creativity were identified as key elements to navigate accountability literacies in the two organisations. Youth workers were forced to engage with neoliberal practices, but also found ways of adapting them so that they would be meaningful to the young people with whom they were working.

Keywords:   Neoliberalism, education, higher education, universities, international, resistance, sociology of education

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