Approaching Youth Policy

Considerations for National Youth Policy Development

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POLICY DOCUMENT 1 of the Cross Reference: Policy Development Series. A set of crosscultural materials for youth development.

This document focuses on the development of national youth policies.



Mistaken Assumptions About Young People and The Societies They Live In

In our everyday lives we continually make assumptions about other people and how they will behave. The making of assumptions is not, in itself, necessarily undesirable - indeed if we didn't make them social life would grind to a halt. Imagine the problems if we could not safely and reasonably assume that the other driver will drive in the same direction and on the same side of the road as we are doing! In this sense, assumptions are a way of reducing uncertainty.


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