A very readable and informative volume which will be useful to me in preparing lectures as well as providing background reading for students.
An interesting read - varying perspectives of the adolescence period of ones life.
A useful tool for teaching growth and development within this life stage offering suggestions for class based activities.
It presents crucial ideas and concepts of Youth Studies in a clear and concise way.
I have found this book excellent for making the connection between theory and practice and understanding some of the key themes that play an integral part in young peoples lives. I have recommended it to students and supervisors whilst out visiting them on placements, especially those working in specialist areas such as mental health, gender based projects and play. Its clear layout and easy navigation makes it easy to follow. The book is now also an essential read for students studying on my foundation degree health and Wellbeing module.
This text provides students and practitioners with a comprehensive source to understand and reflect on the youth question. Covering in detail many key areas which are relevant for those working with young people, including identity and an exploration of social divisions.
A useful and informative text, covering a wide range of areas important for those on courses relating to working with children and young people. The blend of activities and further reading enhanced the development of knowledge and understanding.
This book is being adopted to form the backbone of both the BA and MA Youth Justice sessions. The book has three parts, Perspectives , identities and practicies. The last part will prove especially useful as it explores in some depth the transistional stages of youth in to adulthood and the relationships with work, play and relating.
The text contains contemporary youth identities, drawing on a range of examples with which students will be familiar. These examples are analysed within a clear theoretical frameworks which is presented in a thorough, but accessible way.
A great undergrad text
This book supports the learning outcomes of the module.
This book will become an essential text within several of our modules on our various community youth work programmes. Split into meaningful sections with easy to read and illustrated chapters, our students have responded well to this text. In my own teaching Chapter 1 gives a very valuable introduction to cultural perspectives on youth. I make very clear to students that this text is the starting point for their reading as it will guide them in the right direction.
Mary Jane Kehily's Understanding Youth is an extremely useful undergraduate text. Its problem based focus and wealth of examples and excercises, coupled with decent photographic illustrations, make it an ideal teaching resource. Its well stocked thematic repertoire usefully demonstrates to students some of the range of methods and theories available in the study of youth.
Useful exercises for reflection and embedding learning.