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      An Educational Response to the Issue of Online Pornography for Schoolboys: The Case of Participatory Action Research in Lithuania

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          The rapid rise of online pornography has become a real challenge for educators dealing with the daily use of online pornography amongst schoolboys. Many researchers stress that online pornography has become a significant factor in gender socialization, reinforcing traditional constructions of men’s power over women in terms of hierarchy, objectification, submission and violence. There is a lack of educational discourse on how schools react or otherwise respond to the use of online pornography. In this paper, the case of participatory action research, implemented in one Lithuanian school, is presented as an educational approach for critical consciousness education of schoolboys with regards to online pornography. The outset of critical consciousness education is the students’ own experiences and lifeworlds wherein students and educators can jointly recognize and challenge the oppressed subjectivities and oppressive circumstances.

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                International Journal of Social Pedagogy
                UCL Press (UK )
                1 January 2014
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                Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
                Eurodesk Lietuva and “Versli karta” Lithuania
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                Correspondence to: J. Ruškus, Faculty of Social Sciences, Social Work Department, Vytautas Magnus University, K. Donelaičio g. 52–301, LT-44244 Kaunas, Lithuania. Email: j.ruskus@ .

                *Jonas Ruškus is Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor in the Social Work Department at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania

                IrmantasSujeta is a social worker currently working for the non-governmental organisations EurodeskLietuva and as director of “Verslikarta” in Mažeikiai, Lithuania.

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