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The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice showcases the value of professional work with young people as it is practiced in diverse forms in locations around the world. The editors have brought together an international team of contributors who reflect the wide range of approaches that identify as youth work, and the even wider range of approaches that identify variously as community work or community development work with young people, youth programmes, and work with young people within care, development and (informal) education frameworks. The Handbook is structured to explore histories, current practice and future directions: Part One: 'Youth Work' and Approaches to Professional Work with Young People Part Two: Professional Work With Young People: Projects and Practices to Inspire Part Three: Values and Ethics ...

An Ethics of Caring in Youth Work Practice
An Ethics of Caring in Youth Work Practice
Joshua Spier David Giles
Introduction

This chapter shares phenomenological research findings which explore taken-for-granted understandings of ethical youth work practice within human experiences of caring. As researchers, variously located in university youth work education, higher education and educational leadership, we are committed to the application and advancement of a research approach called hermeneutic phenomenology and a form of analysis where the writings of hermeneutic philosophers are drawn into the interpretive processes. We started this journey with phenomenological research in 2003. Since then, we have both completed phenomenological doctorates, and continue to research in our fields, individually and collegially (Giles, Smythe & Spence, 2012; Spier, ...

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