In Beyond Us versus Them: Citizenship Education with Hard to Reach Learners in Europe, Kakos, Müller-Hofstede, and Ross (2016) assembled a volume of contributions from researchers and scholars that offered insight into how we might begin to understand “hard-to-reach” populations and suggestions for facilitating citizenship education for, within, and amongst these populations. The volume offered ways to redefine a traditionally and historically imperialistic approach to “hard-to-reach” populations and argued for “build[ing] power with them” (Hargreaves & Fullan, 1998, p. 44) by listening, reflection, and responsiveness over projection, dictation, and mandates as the ways in which we both understand “hard-to-reach” populations and explore possible interventions.

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