learning about citizenship by practicing it
Those young people who are directly involved in structures and processes, which are well organised and supported acquire and develop insight, understanding and skills that stand them in good stead as active citizens […], they learn about the constraints and opportunities of local decision-making and the kinds of competing pressures and demands made on those who command resources in communities. They learn about citizenship by practising it.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
youth work provided and secured by local youth services in England
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
Quantitative Fragebogenerhebung (schriftlich/offline), Qualitative Interviewbefragungen (persönlich), Fokusgruppen, Sekundäranalyse von Daten, Dokumenten, audiovisuellen Materialien etc.
The findings summarised below have been derived from evidence from five main strands: (1) A documentary review of fifty local services (one third of services in England); (2) An analysis of available numerical data about youth services based primarily on the annual audit conducted by the National Youth Agency; (3) Reviews of fifteen selected local services that have explored aspects of provision and impact, including the ways in which they are influenced by the leadership and management of local services. These reviews have drawn on the testimony of young people, youth workers, youth service managers and partners derived from semi-structured interviews and group discussions; (4) Thirty case studies of practice, each located in one of the fifteen services selected for review; (5) A self-administered survey conducted among 630 young people who use local youth services in the review areas.