Work with Young People: Theory and Policy for Practice

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This authoritative text is a must-read for anyone working, or training to work, with young people. It considers how theory, policy and practice intersect and influence one another in today’s challenging and rapidly changing social, economic, and political contexts. Offering a timely contribution to the debate, it covers key themes and developments, including the principles that underpin work with young people, the policy and practice in a wide range of contexts, both national and international, the key concepts currently high on the policy and practice agenda, and how we understand the lives of young people, in particular investigating their ‘real worlds’ and understanding their social construction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412928847
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The changing context of work with young people
Introduction: The changing context of work with young people - Jason Wood and Jean Hine
Part One: Theory and Practice
Changing Conceptions of Youth in Late Modernity - Alan France
Young People’s Lives: Taking a different view - Jean Hine
Globalisation and Global Youth Work - Jo Aubrey
Ethics and Values in Work with Young People - Sarah Banks
Anti-Oppressive Practice - agdish Chouhan
Educating Youth: Assimilation and the democratic alternative - Derrick Armstrong
Social Capital and Young People - Thilo Boeck
Community Youth Development - Daniel F. Perkins
Young People and Research Participation - Jennie Fleming and Nicky Hudson
Part Two: Policy and Practice
European Youth Policy and the Place of the United Kingdom - Howard Williamson
Education for Effective Citizenship - Jason Wood
Risk, Social Policy and Young People - Hazel Kemshall
Youth Justice: moving in an anti-social direction - Joe Yates
Good Practice in Guidance: Lessons from Connexions - Scott Yates
Youth Work and the Youth Service - Bernard Davies
Youth Work and the Voluntary Sector - Tom Wylie
Modern Youth Work: Purity or common cause? - Malcolm Payne
Managing the Tensions - Mary Tyler
Working with Young People: Emergent themes - Jean Hine and Jason Wood

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