9th Conference European Sociological Association

RN04 Sociology of Children and Childhood

2009-09-03 15:30:00 2009-09-03 17:00:00 Thursday, 3 September 15:30 - 17:00 Migrant Children and Integration Building II, C6.02

Informal Education and Volunteer Work of Pupils

Most research on Volunteer Work is focussed on adults. In our study we investigate in the transitions of pre-adolescents who are joining informal educational practices or education-related volunteer work and who are aged between 11 and 14. We have collected everyday-life-narrations of about 70 pupils via focused interviews. It is a panel study with three time points of data collection (2008/9; 2010, 2011/12). The topics of the interview reach from descriptions of their family life, school experience, friendship, leisure activities, and, of course their voluntary activities.
The study aims to reconstruct how these early developments of the young adolescents vary by and can be explained by the social conditions given in their family, milieu and school background. It is also intended to estimate the impact of the informal educational processes and/or voluntary work which they are joining in.
Our contribution gives insight into the results of the first panel. It shows typical contrasts of the conditional matrix (sensu Anselm Strauss) of the everyday structuring of pre-adolescents.