This small-scale study explored young people’s views of community cohesion by working with two schools and local authorities in England.
- The majority of the young people who took part were unfamiliar with the term ‘community cohesion’.
- Young people’s definitions of ‘community’ were narrow and mainly restricted to their group of friends, but the themes of participation and communication were central to their discussions.
- The study found that young people were able to participate meaningfully in discussions aimed to improve cohesion in their schools and local communities.
How to cite this publication:
Shuayb, M., Sharp, C., Judkins, M. and Hetherington, M. (2009). Young People's Perceptions of Effective Community Cohesion Practices. Slough: NFER.