Youth Work Process, Product and Practice

Creating an Authentic Curriculum in Work with Young People

By Jon Ord

At a time of heightened interest and concern over young people within communities, the way in which various agencies and professions work with them is under scrutiny and attack. Author Jon Ord suggests that youth work cannot defend itself against erroneous and rival conceptions of practice unless it can sufficiently articulate its own. By providing a framework for the creation of authentic curricula for youth work, this book offers one of the means by which individual workers, services, and the profession as a whole can promote its unique educational practice. The prescriptions offered are contextualized in a wider discourse on educational theory and practice, drawing on philosophy, educational psychology, sociology, management, and politics. Youth Work Process, Product and Practice systematically confronts the historic and current controversies, and engages critically with some of youth work's academic and policy-making big hitters.

144 pages

Publication Date: 7/1/2007
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781905541119