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Innovation and Youth Work

Published By: Youth & Policy | Published Date:01 Jan 2015
Innovation has long been central to the survival of youth work as a form of welfare practice. During a period when local and central government spending is being curtailed how can we expect innovative practice to emerge without the stimulus of state funding and in the face of state indifference to youth work per se? The article considers the reasons behind that withdrawal and the impact it has had on practice before proceeding to consider what forms of innovative practice might emerge in the future in response to changes in the life-styles of young people and the social and political environment. It concludes by arguing for the location of youth within civil society and for the development of new forms of civic democratic practice.
Author(s): Tony Jeffs| Posted on: | Views(501) | Download (0)
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