A curriculum by any other name: The parallels between youth work and criminal justice

M. Barry

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    This article exposes the striking similarities between the debate within youth work of the imposition of a curriculum and that within criminal justice of the imposition of a ‘What Works’ agenda, notably in relation to young offenders in Scotland . At the heart of both debates lies a perceived shift in emphasis away from the needs of young people themselves, towards a rhetorical, evidence-based professionalism based on the directives of politicians.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)19-32
    Number of pages14
    JournalYouth and Policy
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


    • youth work
    • young offenders
    • Scotland
    • education

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