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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

Youth Work as a Colonial Export: Explorations from the Global South
Youth Work as a Colonial Export: Explorations from the Global South
Kathy Edwards Ismail Shaafee
Introduction

This chapter explores the export of youth work as practices and as knowledges from colonising nations, the ‘old world’ or the metropole of the global North, to colonised nations, the ‘new world’ or peripheral nations in the global South. It makes the claim that youth work has been, and remains in some contexts, a practice with colonising potential. It explores this potential, first in a historical context, with regard to the transfer of youth work knowledges and practices from Britain to Australia in the 19th century. Next, it turns to the current era. ...

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