Wirkungsnachweis aus der Literatur
opportunity for young people to explore their identities
persönliche Entwicklung / Erwerb von sozialen und personalen Kompetenzen
For the young people, there was a consistency across the voluntary organisations as they continued to explore their identities in the light of the concepts of the retreats. As a result the diversity of the trajectories that resulted from the Stoneleigh Project retained a coherent meaning for the participants based on this collective experience of the retreats. The young participants continued to report that they felt a sense of agency in their lives and described the outcomes in their personal, social and public worlds in favourable terms, frequently referring to the retreat experiences as pivotal in supporting them in the making of these choices.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
Stoneleigh Group Project
Partnership of voluntary youth work organisations and educational charities that piloted a spiritual development program/informal outdoor education project for marginalized young people who were potential leaders and volunteers; The Stoneleigh Group sought out these people within their organisations and set out to prepare them as peer educators.
between 2000 and 2004.
young people aged 18 to 25.
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
Following the Stoneleigh Project from its first pilot in 2000 through to the recent advocacy work conducted in 2006 after the Stoneleigh Project ended, the study author claims that two pedagogic processes were at work. The first concerned the young people and the support they received in constructing their identities in the transition from youth to adult. The second concerned the evaluation and advocacy work of the partners. Both involved experiential and social processes that led to the construction of meaning and attempts to encourage a discourse with the everyday world with the intention of bringing about change. Methodologically, the research study was a hermeneutic inquiry focussed on education and power. For this research an ethnographic approach was adopted to the Stoneleigh Group. This allowed the study author's participation in the Stoneleigh Project in order to collect the evidence. It also provided a framework that allowed for a wide range of techniques in collecting data.