What lies beneath? Framing the principles for post-16 education in Scotland

Gordon MacKie, Anne Ryan

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This article explores the guiding principles from an informal education /youth work perspective. If the proposals include, even marginally, some of the work carried out under the auspices of CLD, then we argue it is valid that these principles are explored from such perspectives. As the CLD configuration also includes ‘achievement through learning for adults and ‘achievements through building community capacity’, perspectives will also be included from these traditions. The way that the document uses various concepts from a wider range of theory, both formal and informal education, we argue that the frame being used is intended to speak to a wide range of professionals and interested parties but at the same time narrow the focus to mirror a political ethos.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-24
Number of pages18
JournalA Journal of Youth Work
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • post-16 activities
  • Scotland
  • youth work

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