Author(s): Tony Jeffs
A contemporary reflection on current practice, this book gets to the heart of what 'youth work' is about. It provides an in-depth overview and analysis of practice,addressing the many experiences of working with young people through insightful chapters written by practitioners themselves.
HUW BLACKER DAVID COLLANDER-BROWN, Qualified Counsellor and Professional Development Manager, Connexions Service DOD FORREST, Youth Worker and member of the Rowan Group, University of Aberdeen. RUTH GILCHRIST, Training and Development Officer, UK Youth. SEAN HARTE, Youth Worker, Middlesbrough UK. GINA MACLEOD GILL MILLAR, Qualified Youth and Community Worker HOWARD NURDEN, Head of Youth and Children's Work for a national voluntary organisation GILL PATTON, Training Officer CAROLE PUGH, Qualified Youth Worker and Voice and Influence Co-ordinator for statutory youth service. JOHN ROSE, prior to recent retirement was Head of Youth Strategy Branch, Department of Education, Children and Lifelong Learning, Welsh Assembly HEATHER SMITH, Qualified youth worker and teacher, running the student referral unit in a large school in south London.
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 History of Youth Work (2001) and Architects of Change. Studies in the history of community and youth work (2004) (both edited with Ruth Gilchrist and Jean Spence). Tony is Editor of the journal Youth and Policy. MARK K. SMITH specializes in the field of informal education and community learning. He is the Rank Research Fellow and Tutor at YMCA George Williams College, London, UK, and has been a Visiting Professor in Community Education, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He has worked as a careers officer, youth and community worker, and project worker. He studied economics and politics at the University of Lancaster, and did his doctorate in the philosophy of education at the University of London.
Note on Terms Introducing Youth Work; T.Jeffs& M.K.Smith Relationships, Friendships and Youth Work; H.Blacker Engaging in Conversation; H.Smith Being With an Other as a Professional Practitioner: Uncovering the Nature of Working with Individuals; D.Collander-Brown The Cultivation ofGifts in all Directions: Thinking About Purpose; D.Forrest Programmes, Programming and Practice; R.Gilchrist Activities in Youth Work; S.Harte Advising and Mentoring; G.MacLeod Enhancing Group Life and Association; G.Patton Working With Faith; H.Nurden Managing and DevelopingYouth Work; G.Millar Sustaining Ourselves and Our Enthusiasm; C.Pugh Monitoring and Evaluating Youth Work; J.Rose Conclusion; T.Jeffs& M.K.Smith