|Roger Harrison||The Open University|
|Christine Wise||The Open University|
|© 2005||240 pages||SAGE Publications Ltd|
Working with Young People provides a selection of writing from a complex, ambiguous and dynamic field of work. The editors take a multidisciplinary approach to draw together key readings reflecting the variety of theoretical and practical perspectives on working with young people. The selection aims to cover the key themes currently under discussion. Such content means the book equips students with knowledge of values and principles required for successful qualification as a worker in the field.
Included are chapters on:
" The ethical values and principles guiding practice
" Anti-discriminatory practice
" Concepts of youth
" Informal education
" Counselling and youth work
This is a student-friendly and engaging text that is linked to the National Occupational Standards for Youth Work and also includes recent policy statements from the National Youth Agency and the DfES.
The book is a core text for all those studying for foundation degrees and NVQ2 or 3 in youth work and youth studies, as well as being relevant across the undergraduate fields of social care and education. It is also an invaluable resource for experienced professionals and practice supervisors working with young people in statutory or voluntary organisations.
Working with Young People is a Course Reader for the Open University course Introduction to Working with Young People (E131).