Sustainable Development and Youth Work

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Sustainable Development and Youth Work

This briefing paper, produced jointly by the Development Education Association and the Council for Environmental Education, aims to explain how and why the concept of sustainable development can be integrated into current youth work thinking and practice. It suggests that ‘sustainable development’ is a major missing element in the UK Government’s ‘Transforming Youth Work’ consultation. The paper briefly outlines a potential model for sustainable development and youth work, sets out key concepts to explain what ‘sustainable development’ means and finally makes a series of recommendations for action by youth services, the Connexions Service, the Department for Education and Skills and youth and community work training agencies.

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