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Joshua Spier & David Giles

In: The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice

Chapter 24: An Ethics of Caring in Youth Work Practice

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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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