Youth Studies and Informal Education
The special interest of the SIG is in research and scholarship relating to theory, policy and practice issues in Youth Studies and Youth and Community Work. These include: youth transitions and geographies; youth culture and debates about Youth Voice; Youth Justice; Youth Work as a practice ‘beyond school’ in Community and Neighbourhood contexts. The Special Interest Group aims to provide a forum for academics, practitioners and students with interest in research and scholarship in youth studies and Informal Education to engage in dialogue and debate and to contribute to knowledge transfer / exchange through publications, conferences and seminars. It further aims to strengthen discussion and make connections between BERA members, TAG (the Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work) and the BSA Youth Studies network as well as the secondary and post-compulsory education and informal education in adolescence and adult life sector.
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Providing opportunities for young people leaving compulsory schooling to pursue world-class further and higher education is a global concern. Post-compulsory education is constructed as a panacea for social mobility, but has fallen... [...]
France and the UK have typically taken divergent approaches to the schooling of the children of immigrants, and to migrant incorporation in general. My master’s dissertation found that these two approaches had converged in response to the... [...]
The growing use of data in education has both been lauded as a revolution and criticized as detrimental to teachers and children; no wonder then that it is increasingly a focus for educational research. Policy developments such as the use of... [...]
In July 2015, the UK Counter Terrorism and Security Act (CTS) made it a statutory duty for teaching staff to identify and prevent extremism. This policy was the expansion of the UK ‘Prevent Strategy’ first emergent in 2008 as a response to... [...]
GRV is a continuing issue in the lives of young people. Recent events include reporting widespread harassment in schools (Women and Equalities Report, 2016), the continued refusal to make PSHE statutory and cuts to youth and specialist services.... [...]
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'Sexual and gendered violence is a continuing issue in the lives of young people. Recent events... [...]