Work with Young People
Theory and Policy for Practice
- Jason J Wood - Nottingham Trent University, UK
- Jean Hine - De Montfort University, UK
This authoritative text is a must-read for anyone working, or training to work, with young people. It considers how theory, policy and practice intersect and influence one another in today's challenging and rapidly changing social, economic, and political contexts. Offering a timely contribution to the debate, it covers key themes and developments, including:
- The principles that underpin work with young people
- The policy and practice in a wide range of contexts, both national and international
- The key concepts currently high on the policy and practice agenda
- How we understand the lives of young people, in particular investigating their 'real worlds' and understanding their social construction
An essential companion for the professional training of youth workers, this core text will also be of interest to students in a wide range of fields such as education, criminology and youth justice, sociology and social policy.
This book covers so much ground for working with young people and really helps to apply theory to practice. It has an excellent chapter on anti-oppressive practice, an area students sometimes have difficulty writing about and also addresses global youth work and ethical values, among other topics.
Part two applies policy to practice and has some informative chapters around areas such as statutory youth services and the voluntary sector in addition to addressing other current key policies which will really get the student reflecting on their own practice.
A good text for all three years of study, but particulary for level 5.
Very good and easy to read
An excellent book which covers a lot of ground - very relevant.
Will provide a good, useful overview of underpinning theories and policies in youth work for Foundation degree students
An excellent book which I will recommend to students on the Foundation degree Supporting Young People as well as the BA (Hons) Supporting Young People.
I found this book to be highly relevant to my students who are in youth work placements and have recommended it on numerous occasions. it outlines the relevant issues, conceptual thinking around how we view youth culture. It also directs the student well to reflect on key issues in youth work practice. Excellent.
An excellent book which is key to those studying youth and community work programmes. Full of current debates about youth work.
An informative read for anyone working or training to work, with young people. It debates sociological theory and policy informing high on the agenda practice for young people both national and international level. A good insight to current practice.
A compltete guide to youth work and informal education will be invaluable to students and researchers.
I was impressed with the chapter written by Hazel Kemshall on risk and social policy. I was also impressed with the chapter written by Joe Yates on Youth Justice Policy and practice. This text has been useful for students on the children, young people and crime module.