Formal youth work evaluation risks future of long-term provision, researchers warn

Fiona Simpson
Friday, May 13, 2022

Outcomes-based evaluation of youth work disrupts practitioners’ relationships with children and threatens the future of long-term provision, research has shown.

Creative methods to establish the outcomes of youth projects could be more beneficial than formal assessments, researchers suggest. Picture: Adobe Stock
Creative methods to establish the outcomes of youth projects could be more beneficial than formal assessments, researchers suggest. Picture: Adobe Stock

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