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Work with Young People

Work with Young People
Theory and Policy for Practice

First Edition
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March 2009 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'The book covers a fascinating range of theory, policy and practice research not covered elsewhere in one text. The editors are to be congratulated' - Marian Charlton, Leeds Metropolitan University

'The book offers a broad overview of the issues and literature, and will be of immediate use. It enables students to bring themselves up to date with contemporary concerns and changes in the field of community and youth work' - Jean Spence, University of Durham

This authoritative text is a must-read for anyone working - or training to work - with young people. It considers how theory, policy and practice intersect and influence one another in today's challenging and rapidly changing social, economic and political contexts. Offering a timely contribution to the debate, it covers key themes and developments, including:

- how we understand the lives of young people

- the principles that underpin work with young people

- the policy and practice in a wide range of contexts, both national and international

- the key concepts currently high on the policy and practice agenda.

An essential companion for the professional training of youth workers, this core text will also be of interest and value to students in a wide range of fields such as education, criminology and youth justice, social work, sociology and social policy.

Introduction: The changing context of work with young people
Jason Wood and Jean Hine
Introduction: The changing context of work with young people
Part One: Theory and Practice
Alan France
Changing Conceptions of Youth in Late Modernity
Jean Hine
Young People’s Lives: Taking a different view
Jo Aubrey
Globalisation and Global Youth Work
Sarah Banks
Ethics and Values in Work with Young People
agdish Chouhan
Anti-Oppressive Practice
Derrick Armstrong
Educating Youth: Assimilation and the democratic alternative
Thilo Boeck
Social Capital and Young People
Daniel F. Perkins
Community Youth Development
Jennie Fleming and Nicky Hudson
Young People and Research Participation
Part Two: Policy and Practice
Howard Williamson
European Youth Policy and the Place of the United Kingdom
Jason Wood
Education for Effective Citizenship
Hazel Kemshall
Risk, Social Policy and Young People
Joe Yates
Youth Justice: moving in an anti-social direction
Scott Yates
Good Practice in Guidance: Lessons from Connexions
Bernard Davies
Youth Work and the Youth Service
Tom Wylie
Youth Work and the Voluntary Sector
Malcolm Payne
Modern Youth Work: Purity or common cause?
Mary Tyler
Managing the Tensions
Jean Hine and Jason Wood
Working with Young People: Emergent themes

This book covers so much ground for working with young people and really helps to apply theory to practice. It has an excellent chapter on anti-oppressive practice, an area students sometimes have difficulty writing about and also addresses global youth work and ethical values, among other topics.

Part two applies policy to practice and has some informative chapters around areas such as statutory youth services and the voluntary sector in addition to addressing other current key policies which will really get the student reflecting on their own practice.

A good text for all three years of study, but particulary for level 5.

Miss Hannah Jones
Youth and Community Studies, University of South Wales (Newport)
January 29, 2015

Very good and easy to read

Miss Isabelle King
WFD, national Council of Voluntary Youth Services
May 21, 2014

An excellent book which covers a lot of ground - very relevant.

Ms Alison Fielding
Department of Professional Development, Canterbury Christ Church University
October 30, 2013

Will provide a good, useful overview of underpinning theories and policies in youth work for Foundation degree students

Miss Caroline Meredith
School of Education and Innovation, Bishop Grosseteste University
July 10, 2013

An excellent book which I will recommend to students on the Foundation degree Supporting Young People as well as the BA (Hons) Supporting Young People.

Ms Alison Fielding
Department of Professional Development, Canterbury Christ Church University
December 11, 2012

I found this book to be highly relevant to my students who are in youth work placements and have recommended it on numerous occasions. it outlines the relevant issues, conceptual thinking around how we view youth culture. It also directs the student well to reflect on key issues in youth work practice. Excellent.

Karen Slydel
Social Sciences, Social Work and Health Profession, Cornwall College
November 28, 2012

An excellent book which is key to those studying youth and community work programmes. Full of current debates about youth work.

Mrs Alana Enoch
Education Studies and Social Inclusion, Trinity College Carmarthen
October 3, 2012

An informative read for anyone working or training to work, with young people. It debates sociological theory and policy informing high on the agenda practice for young people both national and international level. A good insight to current practice.

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

A compltete guide to youth work and informal education will be invaluable to students and researchers.

Mr Rik Kennedy
Department of Education Studies, Bishop Grosseteste College
January 31, 2012

I was impressed with the chapter written by Hazel Kemshall on risk and social policy. I was also impressed with the chapter written by Joe Yates on Youth Justice Policy and practice. This text has been useful for students on the children, young people and crime module.

Mr Sean Creaney
Centre for Childhood Studies, Stockport College
January 19, 2012

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