Schools and their communities: pupil and teacher perceptions of community action

Ian Durrant, Elizabeth Chapman Hoult, Andrew Peterson, Linda Leith

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Abstract

In England over the last two decades, there has been a growing interest in the role of English schools in developing, facilitating and supporting young people’s community participation. A number of policy initiatives have sought to build the capacity and opportunities for youth participation. Research suggests, however, that pupils and schools are often prohibited by significant barriers from becoming involved with community activities, particularly those which might occur beyond the school environment itself. In March 2010 the UK Labour government launched a Youth Community Action initiative for England, piloted across five local authorities, which aimed to involve young people of 14-16 years-of-age in community action. Following the UK general election in May 2010, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government terminated these pilots but was quick to announce the launch and piloting of a National Citizen Service for 16-19 year olds in England.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventAmerican Educational Research Association Annual Meeting - New Orleans , United States
Duration: 8 Apr 201112 Apr 2011

Conference

ConferenceAmerican Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period8/04/1112/04/11

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