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ERIC Number: EJ836412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0145-935X
So What? Now What? Implications for Youth Work Practice
Anderson-Nathe, Ben
Child & Youth Services, v30 n1-2 p123-138 Jun 2008
Youth work is a profession in development, engaged in the creation and practical application of its own theoretical base. This chapter connects the theoretical discussion and description of not-knowing to recommendations for practical action. Four lessons learned from the research are presented: (a) not-knowing is normal; (b) not-knowing cannot be prevented and need not be avoided; (c) the problems associated with not-knowing are more directly caused by youth workers' adherence to the myth of supercompetence; and (d) phenomenology offers a useful model for expanding youth work practice. From these lessons, recommendations are provided for front-line youth workers, supervisors, and the development of the profession as a whole.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A