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ERIC Number: EJ1004979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0145-935X
Exploring the Dynamics of Power in Professionalizing Afterschool
Moore, Deborah
Child & Youth Services, v34 n2 p172-185 2013
Prevailing narrative in the afterschool literature is premised on the idea that becoming a profession is required to build and sustain the field. Little reflects the concerns of practitioners that current strategies to professionalize do not reflect the complex and diverse nature of the work. This article uses critical theory to explore the imbalance of power in current discussions. I will argue that there are both benefits and drawbacks to current strategies, but unless practitioners and youth lead the design and decision-making, efforts to professionalize will not fully advance the field.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States