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Encyclopedia > Youth work

In the United Kingdom youth work is the process of creating an environment where young people can engage in informal educational activities. Different varieties of youth work include centre-based work, detached work and school-based work. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... Environment - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... For Youth, the record producer and musician in the band Killing Joke, see Martin Glover. ...

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What is Youth Work?

History

For a full history see History of Youth Work Parent article Youth work The history of youth work goes back to the birth of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century, which was the first time that young men left their own homes and cottage industries to migrate to the big towns. ...


Modern youth work emphasises the need to involve young people in the running of their own services through a process of youth-led youth work though historically youth services were more about adults providing activities for young people or, to coin a phrase, "keeping them off the streets".


This early approach to youth work has actually been around since the birth of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century, which was the first time that young men left their own homes and cottage industries to migrate to the big towns. The result of this migration was an emergent youth culture in urban areas, which locally was responded to by the efforts of local people. Although with the formation of the YMCA (and later Scouting) organisations were founded whose sole aim was to address these issues, the emphasis was always on providing for young people. The Industrial Revolution is the name given to the massive social, economic, and technological change in 18th century and 19th century Great Britain. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... A cottage industry is an industry – primarily manufacturing – which includes many producers, working from their homes, typically part time. ... Migration occurs when living things move from one biome to another. ... A street in Ynysybwl, Wales, relatively stereotypical of a small town A town is usually an urban area which is not considered to rank as a city. ... Young people often find ways to express themselves which are different to the generally accepted culture of their community. ... Urban is in or having to do with cities, as distinct from rural areas. ... Alternate meaning: YMCA (song) The YMCA (or Young Mens Christian Association) is an ecumenical Christian organization seeking to provide support for young people and their activities. ... For professional sport scouts, see Scout (sport). ...


By 1959 widespread moral panic in the press about teenage deliquency led the British government to look into a national response to catering for the needs of young people. In 1960 a government report known as The Albermarle Report was released, which outlined the need for local government agencies to take on responsibility for providing extra-curricular activities for young people. Out of this the statutory sector of the youth service was born. 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... A moral panic is a mass movement based on the perception that some individual or group, frequently a minority group or a subculture, is dangerously deviant and poses a menace to society. ... The United Kingdom is a unitary state and a democratic constitutional monarchy. ... Local governments are administrative offices of an area smaller than a state. ...


Today (as outlined in the Transforming Youth Work document released in 1998 by the DfES) it is the statutory duty of all local government organisations to provide a youth service in their region. Also for the first time the youth service has national targets that have to be met with regard to the reach (initial contact) with young people, the number of relationships developed with young people and the number of accredited learning programmes achieved through the youth service. Department for Education and Skills (DfES) is a department in the United Kingdom government created in 2001. ...


Approaches to Youth Work

Centre-Based Youth Work

Detached Youth Work

This form of youth work takes place "on the streets". Detached youth work is youth work where you are not responsible for a building or the area in which you are working.


School-Based Work

See also


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As such, the work is further threatened both by the development of very different forms of practice directed at many of the areas that youth workers have claimed as their own, and by the growing diversity of organizational settings in which workers are located.
If youth workers are to make that contribution and retain a unique identity and distinctive forms of working, they must address a number of fundamental philosophical and political questions, and develop the necessary theory.
With the development of modern leisure forms, the emergence of organic approaches to youth work and changes in what the middle classes expected of intervention, there was a significant shift in the generalized character of practice in the 1930s and 1940s.
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Moreover, the youth work occupation is at different developmental stages in each country, with the United States being a relative novice.
In contrast, the youth work field in the United States has yet to demonstrate to the public a clear difference and distance from mainstream schooling.
In the United Kingdom, youth work is frequently referred to as “personal and social development.” Workers operate through structured programs and spontaneous interventions to create learning opportunities that reflect wider social issues.
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