Active Citizenship and Community Learning (Empowering Youth by Carol Packham

By Carol Packham

This publication explores the position of the employee in facilitating participation, studying and lively engagement inside of communities.

Focusing on contemporary projects to reinforce citizen and group engagement, it presents information, frameworks and actions to aid in paintings with group individuals, both as forms of volunteers or as a part of self-help teams. environment group paintings as an instructional method, the publication additionally highlights dilemmas coming up from attainable interventions and provides suggestions for reflective, potent practice.

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Leicester: Youth Work Press. Department of Communities and Local Government (DLCG) (2007) Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act. London: DLCG. Department of Communities and Local Government (DLGC) (2008) The community power pack (consultation on the Empowerment White Paper). London: DLCG. Department for Education and Skills, (2005) Youth matters, Green Paper, consultation document. London: HMSO, DFES. Department for Schools Children and Families (DfCSF) (2007) Aiming high. London: DfCFS/HM Treasury.

Qxd 19/8/08 14:10 Page 38 Chapter 3 Civil and Civic involvement 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40 1 2 3 4 5 611 38 However, when considering the White Paper along with other government volunteering initiatives their approaches can be see to raise dilemmas for Youth and Community Workers who are working with such active citizens and volunteers. Firstly, the government emphasis has primarily been focused on the individual and the development of their human capital.

4. An amalgamation of one to three above. The differing relationships between the civil and civic spheres has been explored in research by the University of Bristol (Howard, 2008) with communities in Bulgaria, Nicaragua and Britain. Their work has shown that there is an often an interdependence between the civic and civil sectors within societies. In Bulgaria and former communist countries there had been a very controlling state or civic sector, with little room for other organizations in the civil sector.

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