The Scottish Youth Work Leaders Forum believes that education reform is an opportunity to transform our education system.
Our vision for education is that every child and young person can experience their right to an education which helps them to develop their personality, talents and abilities to their fullest potential (UNCRC Article 29).
We call for education reform to drive a transformed education system that seeks to address the purposes described in Article 29 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) through:
- The creation of a renewed and shared vision for education which accords narrative privilege to youth workers, and drives the culture change needed to better recognise the sector’s role in education.
- New national agencies for Scottish education, as proposed by education reform, will more fully reflect and support the role of youth work within education.
- A curriculum which delivers a more equitable balance across all four capacities, settings and contexts for learning, and which promotes the development of skills alongside knowledge and understanding.
- An assessment and qualification system which supports progression in young people’s learning across settings, better recognises and values the wider achievements of all learners and delivers parity of esteem across different qualifications and awards.
- Ensuring that young people’s voices are consistently heard and valued, that they are genuinely involved in their learning, and encouraged to become critical thinkers.
- Youth work’s role is valued within the post school education, research, and skills ecosystem in Scotland.
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For more information please contact YouthLink Scotland’s Youth Work and Schools Manager Marielle Bruce.