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The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice showcases the value of professional work with young people as it is practiced in diverse forms in locations around the world. The editors have brought together an international team of contributors who reflect the wide range of approaches that identify as youth work, and the even wider range of approaches that identify variously as community work or community development work with young people, youth programmes, and work with young people within care, development and (informal) education frameworks. The Handbook is structured to explore histories, current practice and future directions: Part One: 'Youth Work' and Approaches to Professional Work with Young People Part Two: Professional Work With Young People: Projects and Practices to Inspire Part Three: Values and Ethics in Work with Young People Part Four: Current Challenges and Hopes for the Future

Popular Education and Youth Work: Learnings from Ghana
Popular Education and Youth Work: Learnings from Ghana
Marion Thomson Kodzo Chapman
Introduction

Our passion lies in creating critical spaces where youth uncover the hidden injuries of oppression related to class, race, gender and sexual preference, while questioning the cruelty of extreme poverty and wealth. We feel this as a pedagogical solidarity rooted in the foundations of popular education. This chapter highlights the dynamism of popular education as a guiding principle of critical youth work. We draw on our experiences designing and leading a youth and human rights education program with a youth organization in Ghana. Approximately 150 youth received intensive training in popular education and human rights, while many more community ...

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