Youth Work Practice by Tony Jeffs

Youth Work Practice

byTony Jeffs, Mark J. Smith

Paperback | February 15, 2010

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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.


About The Author

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 Hist...

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Title:Youth Work PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.44 inPublished:February 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230543022

ISBN - 13:9780230543027

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Table of Contents

Note on Terms
Introducing Youth Work; T.Jeffs&M.K.Smith
Building Relationships and Friendships; H.Blacker
Engaging in Conversation; H.Smith
Being With an Other; D.Collander-Brown
Cultivating Gifts in all Directions; D.Forrest
Creating Programmes; R.Gilchrist
Using Activities; S.Harte
Advertising and Mentoring; G.MacLeod
Enhancing Group Life and Association; G.Patton
Working With Faith; H.Nurden
Managing and Developing the Work; G.Millar
Sustaining Ourselves; C.Pugh
Monitoring and Evaluating Youth Work; J.Rose
Conclusion; T.Jeffs&M.K.Smith