Critical and postmodern perspectives have been largely underexplored in the field of child and youth care. This book addresses the gap, showcasing cutting-edge approaches to policy, pedagogy, and practice from diverse perspectives and professional settings. The authors challenge deep-seated assumptions about child and youth care by reinterpreting core concepts such as ethics and outcomes and raising questions about underlying goals and premises. Can the ends of practice be separated from the means? For whose benefit are interventions designed? By recognizing a range of social and political influences on children and youth, this volume bears witness to exciting developments in child and youth care.
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
"This book clearly reflects a professional 'coming of age' [and] makes a strong case for developing a unique professional paradigm that gives voice to the rich variety of issues, contexts, and perspectives that practitioners encounter."
- -- Ted Dunlop, Director, School of Child and Youth Care, Ryerson University
?Staking out new theoretical frameworks and challenging mainstream thinking in the field of child and youth care, this book constitutes a timely intervention and much-needed resource for both practitioners and scholars in the field.? ? -- Hans Skott-Myhre, author of Youth and Subculture: Creating New Spaces for Radical Youth Work
?This book clearly reflects a professional ?coming of age? [and makes a strong case for developing a unique professional paradigm that gives voice to the rich variety of issues, contexts, and perspectives that practitioners encounter.? ? -- Ted Dunlop, Director, School of Child and Youth Care, Ryerson University?"Child and Youth Care" provides a new vision for child and youth care ... Educators, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers will find this valuable resource to be on the leading edge of what we desperately need in order to better respond to the needs of the [people we work with.?? -- Marie L. Hoskins, Professor, School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria
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