Civic Youth Work: Co-Creating Democratic Youth Spaces by Ross Velure RoholtCivic Youth Work: Co-Creating Democratic Youth Spaces by Ross Velure Roholt

Civic Youth Work: Co-Creating Democratic Youth Spaces

EditorRoss Velure Roholt, Michael Baizerman, R. W. Hildreth

Paperback | June 15, 2013

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How can we better organize and support youth in their contribution to public life? Ross VeLure Roholt, Michael Baizerman, and Roudy W. Hildreth have developed this book to help practitioners and educators who work with youth look at young people in a framework that is qualitatively different.This book explores the idea of youth not only as a developmental stage but also as having a purposeful social role within civic life.This text presents co-creation as a form of direct youth work practice that invites youth to become actively involved in their communities as citizens, collaborating with youth workers to create and sustain safe spaces for civic engagement. The book's contributors show how adults who work with youthcan promote a democratic environment where youth can discuss, engage, and act on issues that matter to them. This book provides concrete case studies of civic youth workers and participating youth creating spaces for the civic and political development of young people in places that lack a socialexpectation of young people contributing to public life. From developing strategies for conflict reduction in Africa to mending the religious divide in Northern Ireland, the examples describe how to coordinate, support, and manage programs and initiatives with young people that can effect positivechange on a global scale.

About The Author

Ross VeLure Roholt (MSW, PhD, University of Minnesota) is associate professor of youth studies in the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches courses on civic youth work. He is an active community-based participatory researcher and has completed several studies on youth work, civic youth work, and youth i...

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Title:Civic Youth Work: Co-Creating Democratic Youth SpacesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 8.9 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:June 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190616415

ISBN - 13:9780190616410

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"The theoretical, value-based, and practical ideas contained within this text will appeal to both academics and practitioners alike. This is a timely book, forward thinking in its reframing of old ideas about how we view youth." --Heather Sanrud, Vancouver Island University