What is Youth Work?
- Janet R Batsleer - Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
- Bernard Davies
Community and Youth Work
"The book attempts the almost impossible task of answering the question: what is youth work? It provides a thorough observation of the diversity and ever-changing nature of contemporary youth work, enriched by an interesting history. This is achieved via language the layman can understand, whilst managing to stimulate debate for current and future practitioners." (Training Team, Wrexham Youth Service)
This book covers some useful and interesting topics and introduces some of the key concepts youth work students need to be aware of. Students on our course may use this book to look further into particular sub-topics in which they have a particular interst. For students at Level 3 we have found that there are alternatives available that offer information across a similar breadth of introductory youth work topics in a somewhat more straight forward and easy to digest format.
A text that offers a contemporary view upon youth work today. Offering a historical perspective from its contributors it develops a comparative approach for the youth work practitioner and student alike. It offers a wide range of youth work themes and topics from both professionals and academics including key thinkers.
This book is perfect for new students embarking on a Youth and Community course. It uses layman terms language and offers a wide range of activities which give the students the opportunity to put theory into practice.
This is a recommended read for my Level 3 health and social care students wanting to go into youth work. It gives a good basis and introduction to youth work and the reason that youth workers are so important.
Really great book which give a good grounding for youth work, its processes and why we have the profession. I have recommended to my level 3 youth students.
An introduction to current youth work practice, charting its history and anticipating future developments and directions. Relevant to students of youth work.
Fantastic book, some useful chapters for module in particular 'What do we mean by youth work?', sessions set for participation which will also recommend this book for. Have lectures comming up on types of youth work so will be used for detached and targeted.
A useful text for framing youth work in the broader context of of the children nad young people's work force.
A great book that all youth and community workers - in practice and in training should be aware of. This text has been adopted as a core text for the BA Hons in Youth and Community Work.