Youth Work: Preparation For Practice by Jason WoodYouth Work: Preparation For Practice by Jason Wood

Youth Work: Preparation For Practice

byJason Wood, Sue Westwood, Gill Thompson

Paperback | August 10, 2014

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Professional practice is at the heart of youth work training but integrating the theory learned in class with the reality of placements can sometimes require extra support. This comprehensive textbook is designed to help students working with young people become competent and ethical practitioners, able to reflect on their learning and interventions in young people's lives.

Divided into three parts, this core text:

  • provides an understanding of and commitment to theprinciplesof youth work
  • explores howcontextsshape youth work
  • demonstrates the corepracticeskills that are required to make a meaningful impact on the lives of young people.

Engaging and practice-driven, this is an essential text for all students learning about working with young people, whether on youth work or allied courses. It includes case-studies, tasks, further reading and reflective questions to help readers make connections between their own knowledge and practice.

Jason Woodis Head of Sociology and Reader in Social Policy in the School of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He has teaching and research interests in the relationship between youth work theory, policy and practice.Sue Westwoodis Senior Lecturer in Youth and Community Development at De Montfort University, UK. She ha...
Title:Youth Work: Preparation For PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.6 × 6.8 × 0.6 inPublished:August 10, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415619998

ISBN - 13:9780415619998


Table of Contents

1.Introduction Part 1: Principles  2. Preparation for Practice Learning  3. Locating the Self  4. The Ethical Practitioner  5. The Informal Educator Part 2: Contexts  6. The Community Context  7. The Policy and Organisational Context  8. The Partnership Context Part 3: Skills for Practice 9. Frameworks for Practice  10. Supervision  11. Reflective Practice  12. Working with Groups  13. Effective Communication  14. Challenging Oppression  15. Enhancing Participatory Practice