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

Let Principles Drive Practice: Reclaiming Youth Work in India

Let Principles Drive Practice: Reclaiming Youth Work in India

Let Principles Drive Practice: Reclaiming Youth Work in India
Roshni K. Nuggehalli

Introduction

Amidst shifting political and social contracts in India, young people are positioned as a peg onto which several aspirations are simultaneously hooked. They are viewed as a labour force that can propel economic growth, as a troubled homogeneity that must be restrained, and also as a canvas to be imbued with an often divisive political agenda. The meanings and manifestations of youth work in this context have moved along the spectrum of inertia to dynamism. This chapter will open with a critical comparison of the Indian context with global trends (Bradford and Cullen, 2014; Davies, 2013; among others), emphasising the ...

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