‘Done with’ not ‘done to’. Confronting marginalisation by engaging in conversations with young people

Walker, Steve and Bunting, Mette (2021) ‘Done with’ not ‘done to’. Confronting marginalisation by engaging in conversations with young people. In: Gravesen, David Thore, Stuart, Kaz, Bunting, Mette, Mikkelsen, Sidse Hølvig and Frostholm, Peter Hornbæk, (eds.) Combatting marginalisation by co-creating education. Great debates in higher education . Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK, pp. 153-165. Full text not available from this repository.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80043-448-620211013


In this chapter, we will look at how the indirect approach can enable us to find a way to learn about young people's lives. The setting for this chapter is informal youth work, reminding us of the value of a wide range of practices with young people, and the findings are equally relevant to formal and informal education as guiding principles for good practice. We will look at the skillful interactions practitioners establish with young people and how they can be developed and promoted. Reflective practice for practitioners is identified as beneficial in adding the value of young people's voice, whilst building relationships. The nature of young people's participation and power is argued to benefit from a co-constructed and socio-cultural understanding; majoring on the importance of context, indirect method and equality literacy framework. We will suggest how the indirect approach can improve young people's lives in schools and/or youth provision.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Emerald Publishing
ISBN: 9781800434486
Departments: Institute of Health > Social Work, Children and Families
Centre for Research in Health and Society (CRIHS)
Additional Information: Chapter 12 within book.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2023 12:30
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 11:46
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6897
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