• Spring
    Vol. 15 No. 1 (2024)

  • Volume 14, No 1, Spring, 2023
    Vol. 14 No. 1 (2023)

  • Volume 13, No 2, Summer, 2022
    Vol. 13 No. 2 (2022)

  • Volume 13, No1, Spring, 2022
    Vol. 13 No. 1 (2022)

  • Vol 12. No 3, Winter, 2021
    Vol. 12 No. 3 (2021)

  • Volume 12 No2 Summer 2021
    Vol. 12 No. 2 (2021)










  • Volume 12 No1 Spring 2021
    Vol. 12 No. 1 (2021)

  • Volume 11, No3, Winter 2020
    Vol. 11 No. 3 (2020)

  • Volume 11 No 2 (2020): Summer
    Vol. 11 No. 2 (2020)

  • Concept Covid-19 Supplementary issue
    Vol. 11 (2020)

     Concept Covid-19 - A supplementary issue in response to the current crisis

  • Volume 11 No 1 (2020): Spring
    Vol. 11 No. 1 (2020)

  • Forever Young? Youth Work Then and Now
    Vol. 10 No. 3 (2019)


    This is a special issue of Concept which considers the changed and changing landscape of youth work in the UK.  It includes contributions which take a backward look in order to locate present day developments, articles which reflect on contemporary themes, issues and practices, and interviews with current youth workers who are striving to manage the contradictions of politics and policy for young people, on the ground.

    Editors: Mel Aitken & Mae Shaw

    Youth Work: A 2020 Vision- Editorial Introduction: Ian Fyfe

    'Open' Youth Work in 2019: A backward look: Bernard Davies

    Youth Work: Converging and diverging responses in Scotland: Annette Coburn and Sinead Gormally 

    The decline of the Local Authority Youth Service in England: Reflections of an actor in its demise: Tony Taylor

    'That was another moment where people were like wow! These young people have really done something!': Christina McMellon

    Relocating place in the life of neo-liberal youth: Alan Mackie

    On the Ground!: Sabrina Tickle, Karen Anderson & Gemma Burns

    Cover image: Special thanks to Caitlyn McFarlane.  Her art can be followed on Instagram under the name c8s_art. 



  • Summer
    Vol. 10 No. 2 (2019)

  • Spring
    Vol. 10 No. 1 (2019)

  • Summer
    Vol. 9 No. 2 (2018)

  • Special Anniversary Issue: Pedagogy of the Oppressed
    Vol. 9 No. 3 (2018)

    This is a special issue of CONCEPT journal celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed. We regard the Special Issue as a fitting tribute from a range of distinctive voices to perhaps one of the most distinctive, compelling and (still) contemporary voices in popular education. 

    Editorial: Mel Aitken and Mae Shaw

    Why Freire still matters: Jim Crowther and Ian Martin

    Reclaiming the radical agenda: Paulo Freire in neoliberal times: Margaret Ledwith

    A Northeastern Brazilian: Memories of Paulo Freire: Budd L Hall

    The road not taken: The road still open: Colin (with Gerri) Kirkwood

    What Freire means to me: Lyn Tett, Louise Sherida and Christina McMellon

    Pedagogy of the oppressed and the power of big words: Nicky Bolland and John Player, CAMINA

    Pedagogy of courage: For a spiritual materialist praxis of humanisation in critical pedagogy: Joel Lazarus

    Freire at the ceilidh! Community dance as a training for dialogue: Stan Reeves

    Why Gramsci offers us a framework for understanding the work of Freire: And why their work is crucial at this time.: Keith Popple

    In solidarity: international reflections

    • Freire at the University - Emilio Lucio-Villegas
    • Reflections on popular education in the context of Latin America and the Caribbean - Viviana Cruz McDougall
    • Celebrating Freire: A message of solidarity from South Africa - Astrid von Kotze

    Review: The student guide to Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Antonia Darder, (2018): Bill Johnston

  • Spring
    Vol. 9 No. 1 (2018)

  • Winter
    Vol. 8 No. 3 (2017)

  • Summer
    Vol. 8 No. 2 (2017)

  • Spring
    Vol. 8 No. 1 (2017)

  • Winter 2016
    Vol. 7 No. 3 (2016)

  • Summer
    Vol. 7 No. 2 (2016)

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