Informal Learning in Youth Work
Publication Year: 2008
Informal Learning in Youth Work offers fresh perspectives on all aspects of informal education in the youth work setting. Designed to develop the reader’s knowledge and skills, this comprehensive textbook explores key issues such as communication, power relations, ethics, gender exclusion, sexuality, race discrimination, and social class. The author places particular emphasis on conversation as a key means of promoting informal learning and engaging effectively with young people.
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
Part One: Whose Agenda?
- Chapter 3: Identity, Identity Politics and Rights
- Chapter 4: Social Inclusion and Exclusion: Challenging the ‘NEET’ Discourse
- Chapter 5: Personal Agendas: Reflective Practice in the Context of Diversity
Part Two: Getting to Know Young People
- Chapter 6: Understanding Young People
- Chapter 7: Boundaries in Practice
- Chapter 8: ‘It's Boring ….’ How Do Youth Workers Engage?
Part Three: Getting Deeper
- Chapter 9: Safe Space and Identity-Based Groupwork
- Chapter 10: The Voluntary Relationship: Competence, Negotiation and Accompaniment
- Chapter 11: Friendship and Professionalism
- Chapter 12: Animation, Informal Education and Creativity
Part Four: Unfinished Conversations
© Janet R. Batsleer 2008
First published 2008
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Thank you to colleagues and students at MMU who have offered support during the writing of this book.
An early version of Chapter 3 was presented to the Council of Europe Seminar on Young People and Social Exclusion in Budapest, November 2005.
Especially thank you to people who read work in draft: Bernard Davies, Mary Marken, Vera Martins, Rebecca O' Rourke, Carol Packham, Alison Ronan, John Shiers, Jean Spence, Diane Watt and to the anonymous reviewer for helpful feedback.
Margaret Beetham read the whole thing.
You are none of you responsible for any of the shortcomings.
Thank you to Julian and to Greg, and to Margaret. You know what for![Page viii]
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