Remoralising the Young

  • Bernard DaviesEmail author


The development, aims and impacts of some Coalition policies specifically focused on young people: Developing ‘character’—defined as ‘… the role that certain … attributes such as resilience, self-regulation, and emotional and social skills can play in enabling children and young people to achieve positive health, education, employment and other outcomes’. Nurturing ‘wellbeing’—defined as ‘… measuring our progress as a country … not just by our standard of living, but by our quality of life’. Preventing the ‘radicalisation’ of Muslim young people and their involvement in ‘violent extremism’. Ideological drivers of these and of the wider Coalition policies considered in Chapter 6. Their implications for open access youth work.

Further Reading

  1. Belton, Brian. 2015. ‘Questioning “Muslim Youth”: Categorization and Marginalization’, in Bright, Graham (ed), Youth Work: Histories, Policy, Contexts. London: Palgrave, pp. 161–181.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  3. James, A., et al. 2015. Character Education in UK Schools. Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues/University of Birmingham.Google Scholar
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  5. NatCen Social Research and the National Children’s Bureau Research and Policy Team. 2017. Developing Character Skills in Schools: Summary Report. DfE/Government Social Research.Google Scholar
  6. Public Health England/Association for Young People’s Health. 2015. Improving Young People’s Health and Wellbeing. London: Public Health England.Google Scholar
  7. Thomas, Paul. 2018. ‘The Challenges for British Youth Workers of Government Strategies to “Prevent Terrorism”’, in Alldred, Pam, et al. (eds). The Sage Handbook of Youth Work Practice. London: Sage, pp. 369–383.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.WarkwickshireUK

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