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|Title: ||National Citizen Service: A Geographical Approach|
|Authors: ||Mills, Sarah|
|Issue Date: ||2017|
|Publisher: ||Loughborough University|
|Citation: ||MILLS, S. and WAITE, C., 2017. National Citizen Service: A Geographical Approach. Loughborough: Department of Geography, Loughborough University|
|Abstract: ||This three year project examined the state’s motivations behind, the voluntary sector’s engagement with, and young people’s experiences of, National Citizen Service.
National Citizen Service (NCS) is a UK government funded voluntary scheme for 15-17 year olds in England and Northern Ireland delivered through a range of social enterprises, charities and private sector partnerships. Since 2011, over 300,000 young people have completed NCS – a short-term programme with two residential experiences and 30 hours of a social action project (further details on page 6).
Using NCS as a case-study, and positioning this new scheme within the historical context of youth citizenship development, this research project addresses timely and policy-relevant debates on the state and civil society, and contributes to academic debates on youth citizenship, volunteering and informal education.|
|Sponsor: ||This research project was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC – ES/L009315/1).|
|Publisher Link: ||http://www.geographiesofyouthcitizenship.com|
|Appears in Collections:||Official Reports (Geography)|
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