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ERIC Number: ED500295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May-18
Pages: 184
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-4618-6
Informal Learning in Youth Work
Batsleer, Janet R.
SAGE Publications (CA)
Designed to develop the reader's knowledge and skills, this book explores key issues such as communication, power relations, ethics, gender exclusion, sexuality, race discrimination, and social class in informal education in the youth work setting. The author places emphasis on conversation as a key means of promoting informal learning and engaging effectively with young people. The book: (1) Provides case studies that illustrate the application of theory to "real-life" practice; (2) Emphasizes critical reflection and includes reflective questions; (3) Offers key terms and tips for further reading; and (4) Presents a four-part structure guiding the reader through different stages of conversations and relationships in informal education. The book is designed for students on youth and community work courses, as well as those in allied fields such as education and social work. It is also a reference for practitioners working with young people on a daily basis. Contents include: (1) Whose Agenda?; (2) Getting to Know Young People; (3) Getting Deeper; and (4) Unfinished Conversations.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Students; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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