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Work with Young People: Theory and Policy for Practice [Paperback]

Jason Wood , Jean Hine
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19 Mar 2009 1412928850 978-1412928854
'The book covers a fascinating range of theory, policy and practice research not covered elsewhere in one text. The editors are to be congratulated' - Marian Charlton, Leeds Metropolitan University

'The book offers a broad overview of the issues and literature, and will be of immediate use. It enables students to bring themselves up to date with contemporary concerns and changes in the field of community and youth work' - Jean Spence, University of Durham

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:

- how we understand the lives of young people

- 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.

An essential companion for the professional training of youth workers, this core text will also be of interest and value to students in a wide range of fields such as education, criminology and youth justice, social work, sociology and social policy.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (19 Mar 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412928850
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412928854
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 18.3 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,340 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jason Pandya-Wood (Jason Wood) is currently Head of Sociology and Reader in Social Policy at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Prior to this, he spent over ten years in the Youth and Community Division at De Montfort University.

Jason has teaching and research interests in the relationship between the theory, policy and practice of work with young people and communities. His latest book (co-authored with Sue Westwood and Gill Thompson) explores contemporary youth work practice and is designed to support students in reflecting on the learning that occurs within their placements.

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5.0 out of 5 stars MUST HAVE FOR YOUTH WORK PRACTITIONERS 14 May 2009
The book provides upto date and relevant information for youth work practitioners. The format of the book, is user friendly, with key issues and points for reflection. Reflective questions at the end of the chapters are particular useful when relating the contents of the chapters to your own personal practice. Also, the recommendations for further reading allows you to further you knowledge.A must have for all youth work practitioners.
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