Wirkungsnachweis aus der Literatur
involvement of some participants in social transformation processes
The third element relates to the aspirations of the Stoneleigh Group to ‘create agents of social change’. By and large the Stoneleigh Project did not achieve this outcome. The evidence suggests that the majority, all from the group that have been described as laterally mobile, did achieve a considerable element of personal transformation. Only a few of these, typified by Trevor, became involved in social transformation.
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.