Youth work education: is the voluntary principle no longer reliable in defining youth work?

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2019) Youth work education: is the voluntary principle no longer reliable in defining youth work? Concept: The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice and Theory, 10(1),

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Abstract

At a time when traditional orthodoxies are open to challenge, it is useful to critically reflect on changing youth work practice contexts. Asserting the voluntary principle and free choice in open access youth work helps us to distinguish educational youth work methodologies from types of work with young people across a range of disciplinary areas where young people are required to attend. Yet, the context in which the voluntary principle became established in the UK, has changed. New roles are emerging for youth workers in contexts where the voluntary principle may be compromised.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gormally, Sinead
Authors: Coburn, A., and Gormally, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > People, Place & Social Change
Journal Name:Concept: The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice and Theory
Publisher:Edinburgh University Library
ISSN:1359-1983
ISSN (Online):2042-6968
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Authors
First Published:First published in Concept: The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice and Theory 10(1): Spring
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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