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Can I have this dance? A perspective on the expectations and demands of current youth work practice in Scotland

McGinley, Brian and Watson, I. (2008) Can I have this dance? A perspective on the expectations and demands of current youth work practice in Scotland. Scottish Youth Issues Journal, 11. pp. 23-38. ISSN 1469-0780

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Abstract

This research principally discerns what young people want from their youth worker and portrays the significance of that relationship to them. The research illustrates young peoples’ thoughts and voice within the current discourse around what constitutes effective youth practice. It also reveals that communication, equity and respect which are at the top of young people’s agenda. The young people had reservations about certain types of youth work practice they had experienced in the past but valued and prioritised the personal characteristics of the youth worker.