Youth Work Practice

Youth Work Practice

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As a contemporary reflection on current practice, this book tackles the diversity of what 'youth work' means and the challenging yet rewarding job that it is. It offers a meaningful insight into the everyday experiences of a youth worker, written by practitioners themselves. In a clear conversational style, the text analyses the many aspects of youth work, including activities, group life, making conversation and mentoring, alongside practical guidance to advise on working with today's young people. Jeffs and Smith's previous book, Youth Work (1988), was a seminal text on working with young people. This successor text, Youth Work Practice is its equal in providing an intriguing update for all those studying or working with young people.If youth workers follow the government agenda, however, there will be a need to recognise what Young (2006: 2) ... further and higher education opportunities, new criminal justice arrangements, work experience and training schemes are all anbsp;...

Title:Youth Work Practice
Author:Tony Jeffs, Mark K. Smith
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2010-01-06


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