Developing Youth Work (1988) was an attempt to construct a coherent and distinctive understanding of youth work. It looked to informal education and association (mutual aid) as the core of the work, and argued that the youth service was in terminal decline. We publish the complete book.
chapter 1: enter youth workers
chapter 2: the making of popular youth work
chapter 3: definition, tradition and change in youth work
chapter 4: the demise of the youth service
chapter 5: beyond social education
chapter 6: good purpose
chapter 7: informal education
chapter 8: developing popular practice
© Mark Smith 1988
Reproduced from Developing Youth Work. Informal education, mutual aid and popular practice, Milton: Keynes: Open University Press.
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