Remoralising the Young
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.
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