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Howard Sercombe

In: The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice

Chapter 34: The Ethical Foundations of Youth Work as an International Profession

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The Ethical Foundations of Youth Work as an International Profession
The Ethical Foundations of Youth Work as an International Profession
Howard Sercombe
Introduction

This Handbook, as far as I know, is the first book about youth work practice that is truly international. That is hugely significant, and not before time. A common understanding about youth work as a profession has often developed at a national level, but, usually, that is as far as it has gone, and there are often divergences even at a national level: for example between church-based youth work, uniformed organisations such as the Scouts, and funded, full-time practitioners. Not that there has necessarily been any conflict between youth workers in one country and another: it is more that nobody ...

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