ERIC Number: ED089577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Training for the New Helping Professions--Community and Youth Work.
As the world changes, so do the helping professions in community and youth work, and so does the nature of their training. This paper is written on the assumption that the function of the helping professions is either to remedy incoherence or to help people live with it. Those who work with people are therefore remedying, or helping people live with, the lack of connections between events, ideas, and people, or the lack of experiences, connections between events, ideas, and people. It is the lack of such connections that makes people feel that life is meaningless, and that purposive action is pointless or impossible. Training for the helping professions can no longer rely simply on transmitting received knowledge. The report describes how to manage and administer community and youth services, how to improve simple human relations, how to work with people in community and youth groups creating new connections among people, and how to introduce stimuli and new ideas into the helping professions. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Colleges, Community Programs, Higher Education, International Education, Professional Education, Social Services, Social Work, Training, Training Objectives, Universities, Youth Programs
Community and Youth Work Course, 38, Lewisham Way, London, S.E.14
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Authoring Institution: London Univ. (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)