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Managing Modern Youth Work

Managing Modern Youth Work

First Edition

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Management and Supervision

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