Working with Young People is designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills you need for supporting young people as they learn about themselves, others and society and prepare for the transition to adulthood. It introduces the fundamental concepts and issues that lie at the heart of contemporary work with young people and challenges you to think deeply about: - the social context of young people - values and principles that underpin practice - the variety of settings in which practice takes place, and - the importance of informal learning in the lives of young people. Whether you are a new student or returning to study, Working with Young Poeple provides a stimulating introduction and a foundation for further study. Sheila Curran is Senior Lecturer at The Open University. Roger Harrison is Senior Lecturer at The Open University. Donald Mackinnon is Lecturer at The Open University.

Crossing the Boundaries? Working Informally in Formal Settings

Crossing the boundaries? working informally in formal settings
Sheila CurranTyrrell Golding

Work with young people covers a broad range of practice and takes place in a wide range of settings. It includes work with young people in formal settings, such as schools and colleges, as well as in informal, community-based settings. Drawing on their own experiences of practice, which includes working as youth workers in schools, the authors explore ways in which practitioners can draw on ideas and approaches associated with informal education to support young people's learning and development, whatever setting or context they might be working in.


Work with young people happens in a wide range of places and spaces, is conducted by a broad range ...

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