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Working with Young People

Second Edition
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August 2013 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Working with Young People is designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills you need for supporting young people as they learn about themselves, others and society and prepare for the transition to adulthood. It introduces the fundamental concepts and issues that lie at the heart of contemporary work with young people and challenges you to think deeply about: 

- the social context of young people

- values and principles that underpin practice

- the variety of settings in which practice takes place, and

- the importance of informal learning  in the lives of young people.

Whether you are a new student or returning to study, Working with Young Poeple provides a stimulating introduction and a foundation for further study.

 

Sheila Curran is Senior Lecturer at The Open University.

Roger Harrison is Senior Lecturer at The Open University.

Donald Mackinnon is Lecturer at The Open University.


 
PART ONE: YOUNG PEOPLE IN SOCIETY
Jason Wood and Jean Hine
Policy, Practice and Research in Work with Young People
Mary Jane Kehily
Youth as a Social Construction
Jeremy Brent
Trouble and Tribes: Young People and Community
Aniela Wenham
Teenage Pregnancy and Parenthood: Implications for Policy and Practice
Howard Sercombe and Tomas Paus
What Does the 'Teen Brain' Research Say, and What Does it Mean for Practitioners?
Tom Wylie
Youth Work in a Cold Climate
 
PART TWO: THE NATURE OF WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE
Gina Ingram and Jean Harris
Defining Good Youth Work
Jean Spence and Carol Devanney
Every Day is Different
Hazel L. Reid and Alison J. Fielding
Helping: Definitions and Purposes
Janet Batsleer
Informal Learning in Youth Work: Times, People and Places
Howard Sercombe
Thinking Ethically
Etienne Wenger
A Social Theory of Learning
 
PART THREE: THE PRACTICES OF WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE
Sheila Curran and Tyrrell Golding
Crossing the Boundaries? Working Informally in Formal Settings
Kate Sapin
Enhancing Young People's Participation
Dave Beck and Rod Purcell
Developing Generative Themes for Community Action
Jane Westergaard
Working with Groups of Young People
Jane Melvin
Youth Work in a Digital Age
Naomi Stanton
Faith-based Youth Work - Lessons from the Christian Sector
Liesl Conradie
Supervision as a Youth Work Tool

This is an excellent 2nd edition and I particulalry found the chapter on the digital age very useful

Mr Peter Crossley
Youth and Community Development, University of Cumbria
September 12, 2013

The second edition offers an excellent collection of updated material which is a must for practitioners and students alike.

Mr Graham Bright
Faculty of Education & Theology, York St John University College
September 10, 2013
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Ch.1: Policy, Practice and Research in Work with Young People


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