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The impact of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award on young people

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  • Hv40 Social Service. Social Work. Charity Organization And Practice
  • Hq793 Youth. Adolescents. Teenagers


This report presents the final results from the national evaluation of the impact of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award on young people. Chapter 2 gives the background to this work and describes the research methods for the whole project. An extensive literature review of previous work relating to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and other youth programmes is included as Chapter 3. Chapters 4, 5, 6 and 7 present the results of the research by participant group. The first results chapter (Chapter 4) presents the results from all phases of the research with young people. Chapter 5 focuses on the results from both quantitative and qualitative research with delivery partners and Chapter 6 summarises the interviews with other stakeholders. Chapter 7 reports the findings from the oral history interviews with five decades of past participants in the DofE. The themes emerging from all of these strands of the research are collated and discussed in Chapter 8, which also gives the recommendations for future action. This project was commissioned by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and funded by The Pears Foundation. The project was undertaken by the Centre for Children and Youth (CCY) – a research centre based at The University of Northampton

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