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Managing Modern Youth Work

Managing Modern Youth Work

First Edition

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September 2009 | 160 pages | Learning Matters
When people set out to qualify in youth work they do not anticipate that it's about managing themselves; aims, intentions and outcomes; programmes and projects; case work; educational experiences and environments; budgets; volunteers and staff; and young people's development.

This book ensures that students will feel confident to manage purpose, projects and people to deliver good- quality educational and developmental youth work with and for young people. It also caters for those with youth work management experience by providing an opportunity to review and further develop management skills and understanding in the context of a volatile policy environment.

Managing yourself and your work
Managing in organisations
Managing people
Managing resources
Managing projects and programmes
Managing a public service in a business culture
Managing in a complex and fast-changing policy environment

Great case studies, well laid out ,relevant information

Miss Sam Ford
Psychology, Southend Adult Community College
January 8, 2024

For students looking to focus in on the management aspects of youth work, particular those who are new to a managerial role, this book provides a useful and thought provoking source of information. In particular, asking the reader to reflect on their personal managerial practices helps students to relate the topics to their own workplace role rather than being just purely theoretical. Having said that it would have been beneficial to see more links made between youth work management and some of the more mainstream managerial theories and concepts.

Mrs Ally Lee-Dudley
Training, 4Youth
March 3, 2016

An exploration of the many aspects of the management of youth work. Covers management elements including self, others and resources as well as that of the purpose, process and the ever changing context in a policy driven environment. The challenges of a public service within a business culture of 'marketisation' and commissioning targeted youth work are also discussed.

Mr Ian Jones
Health, Community & Social Care, Bradford College
June 13, 2015

Very current, an essential read for Youth Work students.

Ms Katherina Nugent
Sch of Business Studies and Humanities, Dundalk Institute of Technology
November 11, 2013

Students have found this really useful in their management module.

Ms Helen Miller
my department is not listed, Glyndwr University
February 19, 2013

Clear and approachable text that supports students develop a balanced and broad understanding of managing contemporary youth work. Highly recommended.

Mr Pat Norris
Faculty of Education & Theology, York St John University College
March 16, 2012

E A Hoggarth

Dr Liz Hoggarth is a Senior Research Fellow with the Youth Affairs Unit. Liz has a B.Sc (Hons) degree in sociology and politics, a Diploma in Community Work and a Ph.D on the subject of Community Service Orders. Liz has fieldwork experience in both detached and centre based youth work. She has held senior management posts in training and in local government. These include ILEA (Head of the Youth Service Training Unit), Wolverhampton (Assistant Director, Leisure Services); Birmingham (Assistant Director, Youth, Community and Play); and as Connexions Co-ordinator for Birmingham and Solihull Connexions in its implementation phase. More About Author

Bryan Merton

Bryan Merton MA, PGCE and BA (Hons) is an independent freelance consultant. He is visiting professor at the Youth Affairs Unit, De Montfort University, senior consultant and research associate at the National Institute for Adult Continuing Education and consultant to The National Youth Agency. /par1/Bryan has worked in teaching, youth work, adult and further education and community development. More About Author

Mary Tyler

Mary Tyler is Principal Lecturer and Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Youth and Community Development in De Montfort University’s Youth and Community Division. She is a qualified social worker and has Masters in Deviancy and Social Policy and in Education Management. She worked in many roles with young people and communities before working at the National Youth Bureau (now the NYA) and the Open University. She teaches and acts as professional tutor for youth and community work students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels specialising in management teaching. More About Author

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ISBN: 9781844452064