Discourses from youth work practice: the youth worker’s story

Pope, Paula and Jones, Colin (2011) Discourses from youth work practice: the youth worker’s story. In: 5th International Narrative Practitioner Conference, 20-21 June 2011, Glyndwr University, Wrexham.

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Abstract

This paper reports on a pilot study into youth workers’ stories of practice. Using a qualitative case study approach, data were collected via semi structured interviews with ten youth workers in order to develop a meaningful dialogue about their practice and the realities of their professional role with young people. The diverse group of participants reflected positively on enjoyable and creative aspects of their work, some of the dilemmas they faced and experiences which had made a lasting impression. They characterised their work as being ‘young people centred’, ‘about beginnings and not end products’ and ‘a privilege’.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: youth work, narratives of practice, young person-centred
Divisions: ?? GlyndwrUniversity ??
Depositing User: Mr Stewart Milne
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2015 14:45
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 20:07
URI: http://glyndwr.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/8250

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