Youth in Context
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Youth in Context
Frameworks, Settings and Encounters



© 2007 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`A critical reflection on practice made accessible for all. Youth in Context… will be of interest to both students and a wide range of professionals. In many ways, the textbook format with its regular commentary, key points, case studies and activities, makes the content more accessible by offering the reader a structure within which to reflect critically in their practice' - Young People Now

'The series Youth: Perspectives and Practice provides a distinctive and rare combination of expert commentary, new research, original theorising and critical reflection on how we should understand youth and work with young people. These books deserve a wide readership … the way they are written and organised will make them particularly appealing to students' -

Professor Robert MacDonald, University of Teesside

'I have found that these books have enlightened and further developed my understanding of young people and are an excellent point of reference to support my work in this field' - Carolyn Moore, youth worker

Youth in Context: Frameworks, Settings and Encounters offers a critical and up-to-date overview of the theoretical and practical issues involved in work with young people. It helps readers situate current practice issues within the context of a rapidly changing field, and demonstrates how critical reflection can be used as a tool to transform individual and collective practice.

The book is divided into three parts:

" Part 1 provides conceptual tools for understanding changing policy and practice in relation to young people.

" Part 2 considers the changing contexts in which work with young people takes place.

" Part 3 explores the diverse ways in which services for young people are planned and organised.

The book offers a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to understanding the changing experience of work with young people, presenting complex issues in an accessible and interactive way. It will be essential reading for students on courses in youth work, youth studies, education, social work and social policy, and for professionals working with young people in a wide range of settings. Together with its companion volume, Understanding Youth: Perspectives, Identities and Practices it is a core text for The Open University's third level undergraduate course Youth: Perspectives and Practice (KE308).

Martin Robb is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University. He is co-editor of Relating Experience: stories from health and social care (Routledge, 2005); Communication, Relationships and Care (Routledge, 2004); and Understanding Health and Social Care (SAGE, 1998), and has published articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics, with a recent focus on issues of fatherhood, masculinity and childcare. Before joining the OU he worked in informal and community education projects with adults and young people.

 
PART : FRAMEWORKS
Andy Rixon
Practitioners
Danielle Turney
Practice
Heather Montgomery
Participation
 
PART 2: SETTINGS
Sheila Henderson
Neighbourhood
Mary Jane Kehily
Education
Helen Evans
Institutions
 
PART 3: ENCOUNTERS
Claire Smith, Wendy Stainton Rogers and Stan Tucker
Risk
Andy Rixon
Safeguarding
Jean Spence
Supporting

A high quality and relevant text for students on a range of courses focused on working with children and young people.

Miss Tracy Ramsey
Social Work Department, Liverpool Hope University
September 7, 2014

The combination of theory and practice in this text is particularly useful and welcomed. This text is idea for students embarking on youth and community work courses and related fields.

The contributions from many leaders in the field make this a valuable text.

Miss Tracy Ramsey
Social Work Department, Liverpool Hope University
January 5, 2015

The combination of theory and practice in this text is particularly useful and welcomed. This text is idea for students embraking on youth and community work courses and related fields.

The contributions from many leaders in the field make this a valuable text.

Miss Tracy Ramsey
Social Work Department, Liverpool Hope University
January 5, 2015

A great text which allows expoloration of young people and their experiences. It allows practitioners to support their understanding with key frameworks and also supports application to setting!

Mrs Laura Cochrane
Health and Care, Middlesbrough College
March 4, 2014

as a means of understanding a young person and their roles in both the school and community this is a helpful book

Mr Nigel Roberts
youth and schools, centre for youth ministry
February 14, 2013

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