On the Ground Interviews with three youth workers

  • Sabrina Tickle
  • Karen Anderson
  • Gemma Burns
Keywords: Interviews, Youth Work, Practitioners

Abstract


For this Special Issue, we interviewed three practitioners from the Edinburgh area in order to get a brief snapshot of youth work on the ground in the current context.  While this sample is by no means representative, it nonetheless offers a glimpse into the contemporary world of youth work and illuminates themes and concerns which are more widely expressed: the adverse consequences of longstanding inequality and poverty - the outcome of wider social and economic processes - as they manifest in available resources, family relationships and personal anxieties; competing expectations, demands and loyalties; a social media world which too often creates and amplifies fear and self-doubt; a sense of pessimism about the future which limits personal aspirations. 

 

Published
16-Dec-2019
How to Cite
Tickle, S., Anderson, K. and Burns, G. (2019) “On the Ground Interviews with three youth workers”, Concept, 10(3), p. 11. Available at: http://concept.lib.ed.ac.uk/article/view/4182 (Accessed: 3August2020).