Can I have this dance? A perspective on the expectations and demands of current youth work practice in Scotland

Brian McGinley, I. Watson

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    This research principally discerns what young people want from their youth worker
    and portrays the significance of that relationship to them. The research illustrates young
    peoples’ thoughts and voice within the current discourse around what constitutes
    effective youth practice. It also reveals that communication, equity and respect which are
    at the top of young people’s agenda. The young people had reservations about certain
    types of youth work practice they had experienced in the past but valued and prioritised
    the personal characteristics of the youth worker.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)23-38
    Number of pages16
    JournalScottish Youth Issues Journal
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


    • young people
    • youth work
    • community education
    • youth work qualities

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