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Re-imagining approaches to learning and teaching: Youth and Community work education post Covid-19 (2022)
Journal Article
Curran, S., Gormally, S., & Smith, C. (2022). Re-imagining approaches to learning and teaching: Youth and Community work education post Covid-19. Education Sciences, 12(3), Article 201. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12030201

This article draws on research undertaken by the Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work (PALYCW) in collaboration with the Open University, University of Glasgow and the University of Hull. The authors are all part of a co... Read More about Re-imagining approaches to learning and teaching: Youth and Community work education post Covid-19.

Service provider difficulties in operationalising coercive control (2018)
Journal Article
Gormally, S., Brennan, I. R., Burton, V., Gormally, S., & O’Leary, N. (2019). Service provider difficulties in operationalising coercive control. Violence against women, 25(6), 635-653. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801218797478

© The Author(s) 2018. We examined perspectives of social workers, police officers, and specialist domestic abuse practitioners about their perceived ability and organizational readiness to respond effectively to incidents of coercive and controlling... Read More about Service provider difficulties in operationalising coercive control.

Socially just, radical alternatives for education and youth work practice: Re-imagining ways of working with young people (2015)
Book
Cooper, C., Gormally, S., & Hughes, G. (Eds.). (2015). Socially just, radical alternatives for education and youth work practice: Re-imagining ways of working with young people. London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137393593

Challenging dominant discourses in neoliberal marketized societies about working with disconnected young people, this book argues that alternative, radical approaches to formal and informal education are necessary to challenge repressive practices, a... Read More about Socially just, radical alternatives for education and youth work practice: Re-imagining ways of working with young people.

Alternative provision free schools: Educational fireworks or sparks of optimism for excluded young people? (2015)
Book Chapter
Hope, M. A. (2015). Alternative provision free schools: Educational fireworks or sparks of optimism for excluded young people?. In C. Cooper, S. Gormally, & G. Hughes (Eds.), Socially just, radical alternatives for education and youth work practice (107-126). London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137393593_6

For those of us who have spent our professional lives working alongside children and young people who are disaffected with education, re-imagining education — or more specifically, re-imagining schools — is crucial. Could it be possible for the state... Read More about Alternative provision free schools: Educational fireworks or sparks of optimism for excluded young people?.

‘Imagining otherwise’ or tinkering with the system? (2015)
Book Chapter
Hughes, G. (2015). ‘Imagining otherwise’ or tinkering with the system?. In C. Cooper, S. Gormally, & G. Hughes (Eds.), Socially just, radical alternatives for education and youth work practice: Re-imagining ways of working with young people (220-244). London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137393593_11

Reay’s point is extremely poignant: she is calling for culture change and, short of a revolution in education, this is surely a must for both young people and staff. Cooper (2012) similarly calls for a radical shift in youth work to counter the curre... Read More about ‘Imagining otherwise’ or tinkering with the system?.

In pursuit of a common values base for working with young people in formal, informal and social learning (2015)
Book Chapter
Rippingale, J. (2015). In pursuit of a common values base for working with young people in formal, informal and social learning. In C. Cooper, S. Gormally, & G. Hughes (Eds.), Socially-just radical alternatives for education and youth work practice : re-imagining ways of working with young people (127-144). London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137393593_7

Abstract: This chapter advocates a common values base and framework for working with young people in formal, informal and social learning. These three learning spheres will be defined in the context of young people’s lives, with the premise that youn... Read More about In pursuit of a common values base for working with young people in formal, informal and social learning.

Youth work in schools (2015)
Book Chapter
Coburn, A., & Gormally, S. (2015). Youth work in schools. In G. Bright (Ed.), Youth Work: Histories, Policy and ContextsPalgrave Macmillan

This chapter will consider the inherent possibilities and problems in conceptualising youth work in schools. It will examine potential synergies between a curriculum for educational youth work and contemporary curricula in school education, drawing o... Read More about Youth work in schools.

The complexities, contradictions and consequences of being 'anti-social' in Northern Ireland (2014)
Book Chapter
Gormally, S. (2014). The complexities, contradictions and consequences of being 'anti-social' in Northern Ireland. In Anti-social Behaviour in Britain, 179-191. doi:10.1057/9781137399311_15

Anti-social behaviour as a concept has numerous complexities. The definitional slippages and lack of clarity often lead to a range of contextually specific consequences. Although Northern Ireland is in the process of working through and moving away f... Read More about The complexities, contradictions and consequences of being 'anti-social' in Northern Ireland.

"I’ve been there, done that…" : a study of youth gang desistance (2014)
Journal Article
Gormally, S. (2015). "I’ve been there, done that…" : a study of youth gang desistance. Youth justice : the journal of the National Association for Youth Justice, 15(2), 148-165. https://doi.org/10.1177/1473225414549679

This article, based on research conducted in Glasgow, Scotland, analyses the complex process of desistance from youth gangs. The discussion is multifaceted focusing on the agency of the young people themselves as well as on how relationships within t... Read More about "I’ve been there, done that…" : a study of youth gang desistance.

'They know what you are going through': A service response to young people who have experienced the impact of domestic abuse (2013)
Journal Article
Coburn, A., & Gormally, S. (2014). 'They know what you are going through': A service response to young people who have experienced the impact of domestic abuse. Journal of Youth Studies, 17(5), 642-663 . https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2013.844779

Riverside Women's Aid offers a specialised youth service for young people who have experienced or been affected by domestic abuse in one town in Scotland. This article discusses findings from a research evaluation that examined the advantages of part... Read More about 'They know what you are going through': A service response to young people who have experienced the impact of domestic abuse.