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Respecting Young People: Learning from the Past

Sheine Peartpost by SHEINE PEART
Nottingham Trent University

Respect was, is, and always will be the cornerstone of any meaningful attempt at dialogue.  It is therefore apposite that BERA has put respect at the heart of designing a future we have not yet realised.  It is also pertinent that the voice of the young should take centre stage in this endeavour.  Try as we may, we are not young people and we cannot know what they are thinking, experiencing and feeling unless we make serious efforts to really listen to them.  Sometimes when we attempt to engage in debates about young people, often polar views are presented: if only youth would listen to the sage advice of experience there would be no problem. Continue reading Respecting Young People: Learning from the Past