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What is Youth Work?

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Community & Youth Work

July 2010 | 192 pages | Learning Matters
With the proposed development of the 'youth professional' and the consolidation of graduate professional qualifications, this is an important time for youth work. This book sets out the current state of debate about youth work for those considering, or about to embark on, a degree course. Contemporary debates in youth work are explored, and help to give students a sense of its history and its future contribution. By combining the experience of its editors and the contemporaneous experience of the voices of contributors, this book provides an excellent introduction to work as a youth worker in the twenty-first century.
 
What do we mean by youth work?
 
Policy analysis: a first and vital skill of practice
 
Participation
 
Youth work as border pedagogy
 
Detached youth work
 
Creativity and partnership
 
Youth work practice within integrated youth support services
 
Targeting for youth workers
 
Developing global literacy and competence in youth work
 
Youth work with girls: a feminist perspective
 
Anti-racism to community cohesion
 
Youth work and the surveillance state
 
Youth work prospects: back to the future?

As a Youth and Community course - this is one of the key texts for my students. It is clearly written and well researched with up to date case studies and research. A good introductory text for youth and Community Students.

Ms Kirsten Stevens-Wood
Care and Continuing Education Department, Ystrad Mynach College
March 12, 2012

This book is an essential introductory read for anyone entering the field of youth work. A good insight and background to both history and policy of youth work to current times and the transformation and values of the recent integrated services. A very useful book that can be applied across several domains of study for graduate students.

Miss Sharon Freeman
Department of Health & Social Care, St Helens College
March 6, 2012

Useful all round introduction for those new to area and just starting BA Yand Cc

Dr Keith Cranwell
Education & Community Studies, Greenwich University
February 16, 2012

An excellent text that cleary explains the theory of youth work in an understanable and accessible manner.

Mr Brian Melaugh
Department of Applied Social Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway
February 1, 2012

Yet another excellent text from Learning Matters - the format and case studies continues to aid learning

Mr Peter Crossley
Youth and Community Development, University of Cumbria
January 17, 2012

This is a useful text for new students on youth and community studies courses. It is written in Batsleer's usual accessible yet intellectually grounded style. It provides a theorised account of youth work upon which courses can build.

Dr Simon Bradford
Youth and Community Studies, Brunel University
December 20, 2011
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Janet R Batsleer

Janet Batsleer studied English at Cambridge and was a researchstudent at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham, when Professor Stuart Hall was Director. She worked as a youth and community worker for ten years before taking up a post as Lecturer in Youth and Community Work at Manchester Polytechnic in 1986. She has taught and conducted research in youth and community work since then, and was part of the team which established a Women's Studies M.A. at MMU,which ran successfully during the 1990's. Her research has focussed on anti-racist and feminist approaches to youth work; on the theory and practice... More About Author

Bernard Davies

Bernard Davies has been a teacher, youth worker, youth officer and tutor on courses for teachers, social workers and youth workers and is now an independent consultant focusing on youth work and youth policies. He is visiting professor at Leicester De Montfort University and a trustee of the Muslim Youth Work Foundation and 42nd Street, a young people’s mental health resource in Manchester. His publications include a three-volume History of the Youth Service in England and Youth work: A manifesto for the times. More About Author

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