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Popular Education Practice for Youth and Community Development Work

Popular Education Practice for Youth and Community Development Work

February 2010 | 144 pages | Learning Matters
Drawing on the legacy of Paulo Freire and the insights of Antonio Gramsci, this book provides new ways of working with communities which put people at the heart of the development agenda. In addition, it offers a strong theoretical basis for action and an insight into the practical application of popular education methods and is based upon strong traditions of practice experience from both the developing and developed worlds.

The book is structured so that the theory and practice are integrated. Each chapter provides key discussion points, practice examples, learning activities and a summary of content and learning points.

Section I- Theoretical background
Why we need popular education: A critical review of current practice
Social change
The legacy of Paulo Freire
Youth and community work as transformational practice
Global popular education
Section II - Practice
Overview of how groups work
Developing generative themes for community action
Using codes: Critical reflection for practice
Theatre of the oppressed
Practice examples
Section III - Resources
Internet resources

We have copies in the library for students to access

Mr baljeet gill
Ruskin College Oxford, Ruskin College Oxford
May 9, 2018

I will be recommending this book for level 5 community involvement module students. The chapter headings and objectives make it easy to navigate and the use of case studies along with a resource section provide students with a wide range of examples of practice to learn and draw upon.

Mrs Victoria Boulton
Social Work, Northampton University
June 18, 2015

A good start suggesting the definition of critical pedagogy in enabling students to see their academic learning from a particular perspective. Three key sections of theoretical background, practice with an accompanying resources section for further reading.
Explores key concepts such as community development, social capital, social change theory along with some key theorists.

Mr Ian Jones
Health, Community & Social Care, Bradford College
March 31, 2015

The book offers plenty of theoretical underpinnings and up-to-date examples/practices. It provides an insight into empowerment and social change, and is accessible.

Dr Miyoung Oh
Department of Sport, Sheffield Hallam University
March 20, 2014

I like the way this book integrates theory with practice. The case studies illustrate very well the different theoretical approaches available to anyone 'who still wants to change the world'. Really interesting and useful.

Ms Angela Hilton
School of Education, Wolverhampton University
February 25, 2014

As expected from the Empowering Youth and Community Work Practice series by Learning Matters, an excellent text that develops students understanding of concepts and how these apply in practice.

Clearly written and presented, Beck and Purcell cover the main areas and provide a very sound platform for further reading and research.

Mr Pat Norris
Faculty of Education & Theology, York St John University College
September 16, 2013

Good text, accessible format, student friendly approach

Miss Caroline Lewis
Swansea School of Education, Swansea Metropolitan University
February 13, 2013

An excellent book which is key to those studying youth and community work programmes

Mrs Alana Enoch
Faculty of Education and Training, University of Wales, Trinity St David
October 3, 2012

Absolutely super book full of relevant information, up to date, and user friendly.
We have requested our library treat this as an essential book to purchase, and we have listed this as essential in our book list for students.

Dr Isobel Hawthorne-Steele
Dept of Sociology & Appl'd Soc Studies, Ulster University
June 28, 2012

I think the book provides accessible insights into key areas of Youth work.

Mrs Anne Owen
Youth Studies and Youth Justice, Nottingham Trent University
March 30, 2012

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