Finlands Akademi
Sökande / Kontakt person Kuusisto, Arniika
Organisation Helsingfors universitet
Projektets titel Growing up radical? The role of educational institutions in guiding young people's worldview construction
Beslutnr 315860
Beslutsdatum 05.06.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022
Finansiering 480 000
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Beskrivning av projektet
This interdisciplinary project examines young people's (ages 15-19) life trajectory and worldview development in the Finnish context. Special interest is in youth who identify strongly with a political or worldview ideology. The study aims to deepen the educational understanding of young people's worldview development, their conceptions of 'radical' thinking and the factors that are significant in the development of fundamentalism or radicalization along youths' life trajectories. The project will bring new light into the role of educational institutions in worldview development, which is vital in the development of structures aiming to guide these processes and in preventing radicalization. The mixed method data for the enquiry will be gathered through a combination of an online survey (N=500) and in-depth interviews (N=20-30) with youth residing in different parts of Finland.