This paper seeks to outline the essence of what civic participation is, to demonstrate how it can be framed within a 21st century understanding of the common good, and to show how it is relevant to youth work values, philosophy and practice. In addition, this paper will include reference to ‘civic youth work’ as an area of practice that offers a way of supporting young people to become active in the civic lives of their communities and more broadly in society. A core notion that informs this paper is the idea of young people as agents of social transformation in the here and now, which creates a platform for young people to play an active and integral role in shaping society for the good of all…
SOURCE: Deborah Erwin. “Civic Participation and the Common Good” Deborah Erwin, May 2019.
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