Youth in Society
Contemporary Theory, Policy and Practice 2nd Revised edition
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Youth in Society by Jeremy Roche
Book Description'The book is a useful student text that offers a wide range of well informed perspectives on the position of young people in society today. It has built on its successful first edition and should provide a useful springboard to further study' - Scolag Legal Journal 'This resource will be very helpful to all those already working with children and young people and essential for those who are currently learning about how to work with children and young people'- Gill Frances, Director Children's Development National Children's Bureau Are the recent policy initiatives aimed at improving life chances for young people working? Have they affected those most in need? How can young people be given more of a voice in policy making? The new edition of this bestselling text offers a comprehensive introduction to the policy developments affecting young people in today's society, covering the areas of education and training, work, youth justice, residential care and child protection.It brings together a wide-ranging series of readings written by leading experts, to encourage those working with young people, or training to do so, to critically reflect on both the theoretical and practical dimensions of their work. The themes and issues addressed in this book include: citizenship, participation and empowerment; social difference and social identity; images of youth; young people and the politics of service provision; and working with young people in different contexts. This new edition has been revised in order to bring it up-to-date on contemporary policy, law and practice changes and developments. Written in a lively and engaging manner, this accessible text will be invaluable reading for students taking courses in youth and social work, social policy, youth and criminal justice and the sociology of youth. Youth in Society is a set book for the Open University courses K201, Working With Young People and K268, Social Work with Young People.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412900249
(242mm x 170mm x 19mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jeremy Roche
Law and Social Work, Paperback (January 2010)
This is an essential text for all those undertaking social work training. Updated to reflect recent changes in legislation and practice in working with children and families, domestic violence, human rights and social services, the second edition contains new chapters to provide comprehensive coverage of the key themes of social work law.
Finance Reinvented, Hardback (January 2005)
Corporate scandals and the subsequent focus on corporate governance, risk management, and market regulation have created a new business environment. The finance function has shifted from numbers--crunching to one involved in strategy setting, execution, and monitoring.
Children in Society, Hardback (December 2000)
This reader provides a critical account of the theoretical and practical issues raised in working with children and families. It draws on debates from a range of disciplines to shed light on different perspectives, forms of practice and dimensions of policy.
Changing Experiences of Youth, Paperback (December 1996)» View all books by Jeremy Roche
This innovative anthology looks at the diverse experiences of young people in a multicultural society and of those who work with them. It covers a wide range of topics including: young people's lives and experiences; services provided for young people; and experiences of those who work with young people.
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Author Biography - Jeremy Roche
Rachel Thomson is Professor of Social Resaerch in the School of Health and Social Welfare. Rachel has been involved in a major longitudinal qualitative study of young people transitions to adulthood, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council since 1996 through the Children 5-16 and the Young People, Citizenship and Social Change programmes. The study is currently being archived with the support of a grant from the ESRC, and will be made available for secondary analysis (see www.lsbu.ac.uk/inventingadulthoods). Her research interests focus on gender identities, social change, sexuality, values, transitions and popular culture.
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