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ERIC Number: EJ814934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2569
The Politics of Education: Why Stand-Alone Youth Work Degrees Matter
Bessant, Judith
Youth Studies Australia, v26 n3 p44-51 Sep 2007
While the demand in Australia for youth workers is growing, the education of youth workers in universities is being "rationalised" because these institutions have been fiscally squeezed by successive federal governments. What are the consequences for youth workers, young people and society as a whole if the move towards "generic" human service degrees is allowed to continue? Given that there is no national professional youth work association in Australia, what can those who teach youth studies or work in the field do to promote and develop specialised youth work education? Judith Bessant considers these questions while discussing the repercussions of recent developments in youth work education in Australian universities.
Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies. University of Tasmania Private Bag 64, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia. Tel: +61-3-6226-2591; Fax: +61-3-6226-2578; e-mail:; Website:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia