Thoughts after Albermarle
the left’s contribution to the post-Albemarle discussion on youth work has not been particularly impressive. Sneers at youth club members and “grammar schoolites” (from Roy Kerridge in the New Statesman) and the vision of “a society by the young consumer for the young consumer” (outlined by Ray Gosling in his Young Fabian pamphlet Lady Albemarle’s Boys) seem to represent the average level of its ideas. Deep and creative thinking about all that working with youth involves has been conspicuously lacking.
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