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Dana Fusco, Pam Alldred, Kathy Edwards & Fin Cullen

In: The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice

Chapter : Conclusion

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Dana Fusco Pam Alldred Kathy Edwards Fin Cullen

Forty plus chapters, written separately from different locations and perspectives, offer a wide range of themes. Across the broad and diverse scope of the book, there are four themes that stand out as prominent, offering some common ground for youthwork while not disguising international differences in practice or purpose. They are:

  • Levels of context: there are always multiple levels of context at work: a distinct economic and political macro-context for youthwork that shapes, tugs, pulls and only sometimes supports young people and youthwork; on-the-ground micro-contexts for practice that might include sexist, racist, imperialist norms or ideals; and an organizational/professional (or mezzo) context that defines the ...

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