Working with Young People
- Sheila Curran - The Open University
- Roger Harrison - The Open University
- Donald Mackinnon - The Open University
Childhood and Youth Studies (General) | Youth / Community Work (General) | Youth Work
- the social context of young people
- values and principles that underpin practice
- the variety of settings in which practice takes place, and
- the importance of informal learning in the lives of young people.
Whether you are a new student or returning to study, Working with Young Poeple provides a stimulating introduction and a foundation for further study.
Sheila Curran is Senior Lecturer at The Open University.
Roger Harrison is Senior Lecturer at The Open University.
Donald Mackinnon is Lecturer at The Open University.
This text helps students of all levels to consider the challenges of working with children and young people. I would recommend it to anyway considering on working in this arena. In addition to this the text covers the core elements of psychology, sociology and research with children and young people which helps students to start to think in academic ways.
A great book that acknowledges the skill set required for those who want to support young people. Covering a range of areas and issues that you may be faced with. This book encourages thought around social context, values and principles and the importance of informal education for young people.
An exploration of knowledge and skills needed to support young people through key transitions; a recommended read for those already working with young people and also for students training to be practitioners.
Useful for book for all professional working with young people so that they can be seen in context.
This will be use in an adolescent health care course.
A recommended read for anyone wishing to pursue a career in youth work or social work working with vulnerable young people. Very easy to read - an excellent resource and grounding for youth workers
This text is well written and easy to read. IT allows learners to make links between theory and practice whilst challenging the views of working in the sector.
The chapters in this updated volume consider a number of new perspectives and pressures both in the lives of young people and for those working in the field.
It is of benefit for all youth and community workers to revisit core themes, along with new content and research focusing on digital and social media contexts.
This second edition of 'Working with young people' will be well received by students undertaking degrees in Youth Work.
The first edition was a well used resource and I am sure that the second edition will be well received. Most of the chapters have been re-written with some new chapters that are particularly relevant in this changing youth work 'climate'.
Excellent resource that should be essential reading for all those considering working with young people whatever their background or discipline.
This book is excellent. The chapter by Jason Wood and Jean Hine provides a very good analysis of policy and practice with young people. There are a number of interesting issues that are pointed out by the authors.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Ch.1: Policy, Practice and Research in Work with Young People