Critical Issues in Youth Work Management

Author: Jon Ord
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113658854X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This valuable textbook communicates the complexities and controversies at the heart of youth work management, exploring key issues in a critical fashion. Written by a team of experienced youth work lecturers, the chapters cover topics such as planning, evaluation and supervision, whilst acknowledging the changing structures of integrated services and the impact of public service reform. Divided into three sections, it covers: Historical and theoretical context Critical practice issues, including leadership, policy constraints, planning and accountability Managing in different settings, for instance integrated services and the voluntary sector. Aimed at both youth work students studying for their professional qualification, as well as practicing managers, Critical Issues in Youth Work Management encourages critical thinking about what management in youth work is and what it can be. It includes reflective questions and further reading, and case studies are integrated throughout.

Youth Work Histories Policy and Contexts

Author: Graham Bright
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137434406
Format: PDF
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Youth work is a means of promoting learning, equality and inclusion with young people. It is an incredibly rewarding profession; however, diffuse state regulation means that youth work students and practitioners must continuously wrestle with the challenges of contemporary practice in environments that are complex and changing. This book brings together a collection of voices to speak to these concerns. Drawing on the history of the profession, each chapter focuses on a different aspect of policy and practice. Chapters explore the impact of New Labour; the changes that came with the coalition government; youth work in the voluntary sector, and youth work in a digital world. Graham Bright concludes with a powerful reflection on what the future holds for the profession. Each chapter features 'Over to You' activity boxes which invite readers to engage collaboratively in developing and applying ideas, with case studies which link discussion to real life examples. This is an important book for students, practitioners and lecturers in the field of youth and community work and related practice with children and young people.

Youth Work Process Product and Practice

Author: Jon Ord
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135009694
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Youth Work Process and Practice provides an overview of the central concerns in youth work today, exploring what youth work actually consists in and developing an authentic theoretical framework for practice. This accessible textbook places the role of the curriculum and idea of practice as a process at the centre of youth work. Exploring important aspects of practice – such as empowerment, participation and choice, group work, experiential learning and the importance of relationship building – Jon Ord explains how the idea of curriculum can be used to communicate, legitimate and develop youth worth practice, as well as help to articulate its value and importance. The book includes a detailed and up-to-date analysis of the policy climate, looks at the implications of its focus on measurability and outcomes and discusses the impact of devolution in the UK on youth work practice. It contrasts dominant contemporary perspectives of youth and youth culture and argues that, rather than competing, ‘informal’ and ‘social’ education are twin aspects of an educational practice which must emphasises both individual development and wider social change. Youth Work Process and Practice is an essential read for all students of youth and community work and will also be an important reference for practising youth workers.

Managing Modern Youth Work

Author: Liz Hoggarth
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857252232
Format: PDF
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When people set out to qualify in youth work they do not anticipate that it's about managing themselves; aims, intentions and outcomes; programmes and projects; case work; educational experiences and environments; budgets; volunteers and staff; and young people's development. This book ensures that students will feel confident to manage purpose, projects and people to deliver good- quality educational and developmental youth work with and for young people. It also caters for those with youth work management experience by providing an opportunity to review and further develop management skills and understanding in the context of a volatile policy environment.

Leadership Challenge

Author: James M. Kouzes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527503742
Format: PDF, Docs
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Through research, interviews and the experience of hundreds of managers, Kouzes and Posner show how leadership can be learned and mastered by all. Readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended.--Library Journal.

Radical Youth Work

Author: Brian Belton
Publisher: Russell House Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781905541577
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Writing from a tradition of informed and radical dissent, author Brian Belton asks those working with young people to reassess their role and motivation and, on the basis of the radical traditions of youth work, critique the imposed forms of protection, welfare, management, and pretty much formalized instruction/advice giving. Radical Youth Work provides a foundation for youth workers to engage in positive critical analysis of the shift in government focus away from young people's personal and collective perspectives to national, functional, economic requirements. It offers ways of putting into perspective this move away from valuing young people's relatively unmediated potential to be a fresh and vibrant natural resource to reinvigorate society. It also gives direction for practitioners to consider how to use their professional judgement to alter perceptions and routines of services in ways that challenge traditions. The book encourages youth workers to constantly question their own actions and interventions in helping young people, to forsake ready-made ideas and products, and to reawaken their own imaginations, sense of wonder, and faith in dynamic possibilities.

Professional Issues in Child and Youth Care Practice

Author: Kiaras Gharabaghi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131798661X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book provides an overview of the core professional issues in the field of child and youth care practice. The author explores themes ranging from relationships and the exploration of Self to career building and field-specific approaches to management. The book is written from a pragmatic perspective, and serves both to advance current thinking in the field about professional issues as well as to provide the student of child and youth care practice and practitioners with practical and accessible approaches to developing a strong and sustainable professional identity. All of the themes in this book are explored within a context of ethical decision-making and practice approaches informed by a commitment to children’s rights and empowerment. Throughout the discussions, concepts and themes are considered in relation to four specific lenses: the power lens, the diversity lens, the language lens and the transitioning from theory to practice lens. These lenses serve to ensure that the reader adopts a critical understanding of the professional issues in the field and is able to develop his or her own professional identity while mitigating the power and identity issues necessarily associated with being a practitioner in a helping profession. This book was published as a special issue of Child and Youth Services.

Shackletons F hrungskunst

Author: Margot Morrell
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644417113
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Der britische Polarforscher Ernest Shackleton und seine 27 Männer überlebten 1914 den Untergang des Schiffes «Endurance» im arktischen Packeis. Dass die Männer nach fast zweijährigem Überlebenskampf unter härtesten Bedingungen körperlich gesund und emotional stabil nach Hause zurückkehren konnten, war dem Krisenmanagement und der Führungskunst Shackletons zu verdanken. Er verwandelte eine Katastrophe in einen Triumph. Margot Morrell und Stephanie Capparell zeigen, wie Führungskräfte aus Wirtschaft, Forschung und Politik heute von Shackletons Erfahrung profitieren können.

Social Work Practice for Promoting Health and Wellbeing

Author: Liz Beddoe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113628396X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Promoting health and wellbeing is an essential part of all effective social work – not just for practice in healthcare settings. In fact, the IFSW holds that ‘social workers in all settings are engaged in health work’ and physical and mental resilience can make a major difference to all service users’ lives. Drawing on international literature and research, the authors collected here encourage thinking about the social, political, cultural, emotional, spiritual, economic and spatial aspects of health and wellbeing, and how they impact on the unique strengths and challenges of working with particular populations and communities. Divided into three parts, the first section outlines the major theoretical paradigms and critical debates around social work and ideas of wellbeing, globalisation, risk and vulnerability, and the natural environment. The second part goes on to explore how diverse understandings of culture, identity, spirituality and health require different strategies for meeting health and wellbeing needs. The final part presents a variety of examples of social work research in relation to health and wellbeing with specific populations, including mental health. Exploring how structural inequality, oppression and stigma can impact upon people, and drawing upon a social model of health, this book is an important read for all practitioners and researchers interested in social work, public health and social inclusion.