The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice Theory. The Concept Journal offers a lively independent forum for critical debate and exchange of ideas in contemporary Community Education. Community Education is seen in the broadest sense to include community work, adult education and youth work and takes place in a range of settings and agencies. We see the concept of community education as dynamic and diverse and do not seek to reflect a fixed view.

Concept is published three times per year in Spring, Summer and Winter



The 7th International Conference of the Popular Education Network

Wednesday 22nd - Friday 24th June 2016 -  Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh.


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Community Development Reader now available online


First published in 2006 this Concept publication Participation in Community Development: Problems and Possibilities is now available electronically thanks to the Community Development Journal. The full publication is available from the link in the navagation bar above.


Posted: 06-02-2014
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Vol 6, No 3 (2015): Winter 2015

Table of Contents


Churning or Lifeline? Life Stories From De-industrialised Communities PDF
Jo Forster 13
Workers’ Educational Association: A Crisis of Identity? Personal Perspectives on Changing Professional Identities PDF
Sam Davies 11
Forum Theatre: Fishbowl of the Oppressed? PDF
Beth Cross, Ian Brookes 10
Community Education in Scotland, A Tale of Two Anniversaries: The Alexander Report (1975) and the Birth of the Performance Indicator (1985) PDF
Gary Fraser 9
Theory and Practice: A Student’s Reflections on Their Learning on a Community Education Degree Programme PDF
Thomas Edmond 8


Review: Anthony B. Atkinson, Inequality: What can be done? PDF
Nigel Hewlett 2
Review: CONCEPT Seminar, Political Education in Scotland: Looking Back, Looking Forward PDF
Carolyn McKerracher 6

ISSN 2042-6968 (Online)
ISSN 1359-1983 (Print)