Podd, Wendy (2010) Participation. In: What id Youth Work. Sage Publishing, London, pp. 20-32. ISBN 9781844454662

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This chapter explores the notion of ‘participation’ within historical, social and political contexts. It examines concepts associated with participatory practice including ‘power’ and ‘empowerment’,enquiring how participation involves developing opportunities for young people. The chapter draws on research into ways in which Local Authorities in the North East of England have aimed at delivering the Government’s ‘youth participation’ agenda. The research set out to examine Local Authority mechanisms designed for young people to participate in policy decisions and service delivery. Though not reflecting the wealth or variety of practice within the North East of England, the research did offer reflections from Local Authority officers to capture some of the current debates.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Social Sciences > Community and Youth Work
Social Sciences > Working with Young People
Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Education and Society
Faculty of Education and Society > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Wendy Podd
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2016 08:21
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 15:39

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