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Tomi Kiilakoski, Viljami Kinnunen & Ronnie Djupsund

In: The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice

Chapter 43: Towards a Shared Vision of Youth Work: Developing a Worker-Based Youth Work Curriculum

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Towards a Shared Vision of Youth Work: Developing a Worker-Based Youth Work Curriculum
Towards a Shared Vision of Youth Work: Developing a Worker-Based Youth Work Curriculum
Tomi Kiilakoski Viljami Kinnunen Ronnie Djupsund
Introduction

One of the most persistent problems of youth work is the difficulty of explicating what youth work is about. This professional dilemma was manifested in many levels during a practice-based research project aimed at constructing a curriculum for youth work performed on a local level in Finland. In the research interviews conducted for the project, youth workers reflected both their professional history and the status of their local work community. An experienced youth worker talked about his past career and stated: ‘It has always ...

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