Youth in Society
Contemporary Theory, Policy and Practice
- Jeremy Roche - The Open University
- Stanley Tucker - The Open University
- Ronny Flynn - The Open University
- Rachel Thomson - University of Sussex, UK, The Open University
Social Work & Social Policy (General) | Youth Work
- Scolag Legal Journal
'This resource will be very helpful to all those already working with children and young people and essential for those who are currently learning about how to work with children and young people'- Gill Frances, Director Children's Development National Children's Bureau
Are the recent policy initiatives aimed at improving life chances for young people working? Have they affected those most in need? How can young people be given more of a voice in policy making?
The new edition of this bestselling text offers a comprehensive introduction to the policy developments affecting young people in today's society, covering the areas of education and training, work, youth justice, residential care and child protection. It brings together a wide-ranging series of readings written by leading experts, to encourage those working with young people, or training to do so, to critically reflect on both the theoretical and practical dimensions of their work.
The themes and issues addressed in this book include: citizenship, participation and empowerment; social difference and social identity; images of youth; young people and the politics of service provision; and working with young people in different contexts.
This new edition has been revised in order to bring it up-to-date on contemporary policy, law and practice changes and developments. Written in a lively and engaging manner, this accessible text will be invaluable reading for students taking courses in youth and social work, social policy, youth and criminal justice and the sociology of youth.
Youth in Society is a set book for the Open University courses K201, Working With Young People and K268, Social Work with Young People.
There are many topics included in this book that are not analysed by other publications in Youth Studies. Nevertheless, some chapters are not clear enough and require from students extra reading in order to understand them.
This book provides a healthy background and baseline for locating 'youth' in a broader social and historical context. It is an effective accompaniment when discussing youth justice, or sociology.
A welcomed new edition of this book which offers students a wide-ranging introduction to different issues impacting on young people in society. It is both theoretical and practical and also well-structured which makes this book easily accessible and interesting to students.
This is a good text for understanding where youth work has come from. It addresses its influences and will support understanding around how today's youth work practices have been shaped. The introduction chapter lays a good foundation for the history of working with young people. Other chapters include, children's rights, young people and political participation, young disabled people and working with young people in residential settings.
This is an informative, accessible and critical text on young people and society. It deals with a range of topics that help understand the young today.
A key text in the Foundation Degree- Children and Young People.
Helpful for Foundation Degree and BA (Hons) students who are strating to read more deeply into key issues.
This book offers an invaluable insight into the problem of 'youth'. It is an ideal partner to the module curriculum.
Every-time I return to this text I find something more that that gives me insight, stirs a passion or causes me to think. From a historical perspective of youth culture through to issues that might challenge workers as they engage with young people. A thoroughly thought provoking and essential text for youth workers
We have adopted this book for our modules Perspectives on Youth Culture and Youth to Adult Development Sociological Perspectives.
The book contains some essential chapters for professionals seeking to better understand and relate to young people in contemporary society. It also gives some valuable historical perspective.