Some tentative definitions – in no order of priority!
In response to policies affecting youth work (organisational; local; national) do you see yourself as:
Individuals who are perhaps uneasy about or have a clear critique of what is happening but are unsure if and how to express these reactions
Individuals and groups openly challenging the current situation
Individuals and groups ‘in and against’ their organisations – trying to get change silently from within
Individuals (perhaps in principle) working independently as a form of non-conformist dissent
Individuals who have adjusted to, and are reconciled to working within, their organisation’s policies, etc.
Individuals who are going along with their organisation’s policies, etc. but are dissatisfied with these and uncomfortable about their own position and reactions
Individuals who feel positive about and supportive of their organisation’s policies
?? – A response not captured by any of the above
[Developed from a National Coalition for Independent Action report by Penny Waterhouse]