'This is the first book about managing youth work for a very long time and is very welcome. The book will help the developing practitioner become better equipped to lead youth work that is soundly informed by their professional values. It will also be a valuable source for more experienced practitioners wanting to dip in for some analytical sustenance for their daily youth work management' - Mary Tyler, Principal Lecturer, De Montfort University 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. Chapters include: " understanding leadership " supervision " multi-agency work " 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, organisations 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 organisations. Leading Work with Young People is a Course Reader for the Open University course Leading Work with Young People (E132).
Introduction - Roger Harrison, Cathy Benjamin, Sheila Curran and Rob Hunter PART 1: LEADERSHIP What is Leadership - Michele Erina Doyle and Mark K Smith The Accidental Leader - Michael Bracey Youth Work and the Changing Policy Environment for Young People - Howard Williamson PART 2: PRACTICE Ethics, Accountability and the Shaping of Youth Work Practice - Kenneth McCulloch Leading and Managing Anti-oppresive Youth Work - Harriet Gore The Active Involvement of Young People - Bill Badham and Tim Davies Crossing the Divide: School-based Youth Work - Tony Jeffs The Impact of Community Cohesion on Youth Work - Paul Thomas PART 3: PEOPLE Managing People - Mike Hudson Towards a Learning Culture - Peter Hawkins and Robin Shohet Using Supervison - Neil Thompson Stucturing Support and Supervision for Different Contexts - Hazel L Reid PART 4: CHANGE Managing Change - Mike Hudson Influencing Skills - Neil Thompson 'Getting Better all the Time': A Case Study of Leading and Managing Change - Bryan Merton, Rob Hunter and Harriet Gore PART 5: PARTNERSHIP Linking Partnerships and Networks - Alison Gilchrist Partnership Working in the Voluntary and Community Sector - Vipin Chauhan Managing in Integrated Services - Rob Hunter with Dee Hammerson and Dee Trewick PART 6: EVALUATION Organising the Daily Round - Mark K Smith and Tony Jeffs Recognising and Recording the Impact of Youth Work - Bryan Merton, Hilary Comfort and Malcolm Payne Reclaiming the Evaluation Agenda - Gersh Subhra
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