The History of Youth Work in Europe

The History of Youth Work in Europe

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Following on from the first two volumes of History of youth work in Europe, each of which was based on international seminars, the Belgian Presidency of the European Union held an international and interdisciplinary conference on the history of youth work. This third volume presents the work of this conference, which widened the scope of study from national histories to questions concerning the historical evolution of youth work methods, theories and targets. The 1st European Conference on the History of Youth Work made a two-pronged contribution: to learn from history and to engage in intercultural exchange and learning. This publication is intended to build bridges between past and future, east and west, north and south - and to inform contemporary debate on youth work and youth policy in EuropeA host of Youth Training Schemes proliferated. The very concept of social education was under attack from a narrower notion of social and life-skills training. This assault was eloquently criticised (Davies 1979) and resisted. I declaimed thatanbsp;...

Title:The History of Youth Work in Europe
Author:Filip Coussée, Griet Verschelden, Howard Williamson
Publisher:Council of Europe - 2012


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