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ERIC Number: ED500309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug-17
Pages: 312
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-4603-2
Leading Work with Young People
Harrison, Roger, Ed.; Benjamin, Cathy, Ed.; Curran, Sheila, Ed.; Hunter, Rob, Ed.
SAGE Publications (CA)
"Leading Work with Young People" provides a selection of writing from a complex and dynamic field of work. The editors bring together key readings and newly commissioned material to present a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives on leading and managing work with young people. The book will equip students with the knowledge, skills, values, and principles required for successful qualification as a worker in the field. Key topics include understanding leadership; supervision; multi-agency work; and managing change. "Leading Work with Young People" is a student-friendly and engaging text which examines the leadership roles which practitioners take on as members of teams, organizations, and interagency partnerships. The book is an essential text for all those studying for qualification in work with young people and for those who wish to extend their understanding of the field. It is also an invaluable resource for experienced professionals and practice supervisors working with young people in statutory or voluntary organizations. Following an introduction (Roger Harrison, Cathy Benjamin, Sheila Curran, and Rob Hunter), the book is divided into six parts. Part I, Leadership, presents: (1) What Is Leadership (Michele Erina Doyle and Mark K. Smith; (2) The Accidental Leader (Michael Bracey); and (3) Youth Work and the Changing Policy Environment for Young People (Howard Williamson). Part II, Practice, contains: (1) Ethics, Accountability and the Shaping of Youth Work Practice (Kenneth McCulloch); (2) Leading and Managing Anti-Oppressive Youth Work (Harriet Gore); (3) The Active Involvement of Young People (Bill Badham and Tim Davies); (4) Crossing the Divide: School-Based Youth Work (Tony Jeffs); and (5) The Impact of Community Cohesion on Youth Work (Paul Thomas). Part III, People, continues with: (1) Managing People (Mike Hudson); (2) Towards a Learning Culture (Peter Hawkins and Robin Shohet); (3) Using Supervision (Neil Thompson); and (4) Structuring Support and Supervision for Different Contexts (Hazel L. Reid). Part IV, Change, continues with: (1) Managing Change (Mike Hudson); (2) Influencing Skills (Neil Thompson); and (3) "Getting Better All the Time": A Case Study of Leading and Managing Change (Bryan Merton, Rob Hunter, and Harriet Gore). Part V, Partnership, continues with: (1) Linking Partnerships and Networks (Alison Gilchrist); (2) Partnership Working in the Voluntary and Community Sector (Vipin Chauhan); and (3) Managing in Integrated Services (Rob Hunter with Dee Hammerson and Dee Trewick). Part VI, Evaluation, concludes with: (1) Organising the Daily Round (Mark K. Smith and Tony Jeffs); (2) Recognising and Recording the Impact of Youth Work (Bryan Merton, Hilary Comfort, and Malcolm Payne); and (3) Reclaiming the Evaluation Agenda (Gersh Subhra).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Cambridge (England).
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A