What is youth? How do we understand youth in its social and cultural context?In this timely and sought-after title, Cieslik and Simpson provide a concise and readily accessible introduction to the interdisciplinary field of youth studies. Drawing upon the latest research and developments in the field, as well as discussing the fundamental ideas underlying the disciplines as a whole, it offers a comprehensive yet unpacked understanding of youth as a social phenomenon. Illuminating the many abstract and contested concepts within youth studies, this book offers explanations to questions such as: • How might we define youth? • How can we understand young people in relation to their social identities and practices? • What is the relationship between youth and social class? • How do youth cultures develop? • How can we understand youth in a globalized perspective? Key Concepts in Youth Studies stands out as a natural companion for students on youth studies, sociology, criminology and social science programmes. It will also be useful for youth practitioners such as social workers and teachers. Key Concepts in Youth Studies stands out as a natural companion for students on youth studies, sociology, criminology and social science programmes. It will also be useful for practitioners in area of social work and youth and community development.
Training is often used in conjunction with education and the terms are even sometimes interchanged. But while they both involve learning and the acquisition of knowledge and skills, the two concepts are distinctive and have different meanings. Education is generally considered to be about providing wide-ranging learning with the purpose of inculcating a broad understanding of ‘facts’, concepts, events, people, things – i.e. declarative knowledge (‘knowing what and why’) and acquaintanceship knowledge (‘knowing who and what’) – as well as a critical and self-reflective capacity. However, traditionally, training has a tighter definition and is generally considered to be preparation for specific tasks or roles involving a narrower focus upon the learning of skills that lead to improved competencies (procedural knowledge and ‘knowing ...