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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Youth Work Practice

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780230543027
Publication Date February 2010
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Practical Social Work Series

A contemporary reflection on current practice, this book gets to the heart of what 'youth work' is about. It provides an in-depth overview and analysis of practice,addressing the many experiences of working with young people through insightful chapters written by practitioners themselves.

TONY JEFFS is an Honorary Lecturer at Durham University, UK, and Visiting Tutor at Ruskin College, Oxford, and Bedfordshire University, UK. Amongst his many publications are Young People and the Youth Service (1979); Youth Work (1988 with Mark Smith); Henry Morris (1999) Informal Education (1999 with Mark Smith) and Essays in the History of Youth Work (2001) and Architects of Change. Studies in the history of community and youth work (2004) (both edited with Ruth Gilchrist and Jean Spence). Tony is Editor of the journal Youth and Policy.

MARK K. SMITH specializes in the field of informal education and community learning. He is the Rank Research Fellow and Tutor at YMCA George Williams College, London, UK, and has been a Visiting Professor in Community Education, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He has worked as a careers officer, youth and community worker, and project worker. He studied economics and politics at the University of Lancaster, and did his doctorate in the philosophy of education at the University of London.

Note on Terms
Introducing Youth Work; T.Jeffs& M.K.Smith
Relationships, Friendships and Youth Work; H.Blacker
Engaging in Conversation; H.Smith
Being With an Other as a Professional Practitioner: Uncovering the Nature of Working with Individuals; D.Collander-Brown
The Cultivation ofGifts in all Directions: Thinking About Purpose; D.Forrest
Programmes, Programming and Practice; R.Gilchrist
Activities in Youth Work; S.Harte
Advising and Mentoring; G.MacLeod
Enhancing Group Life and Association; G.Patton
Working With Faith; H.Nurden
Managing and DevelopingYouth Work; G.Millar
Sustaining Ourselves and Our Enthusiasm; C.Pugh
Monitoring and Evaluating Youth Work; J.Rose
Conclusion; T.Jeffs& M.K.Smith.


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