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Subject Index Guide - Welcome!

This section has been written and compiled to give you an idea of some of the foundation elements of youth work theory. Each 'subject zone' offers you a chance to test your existing knowledge, and apply theory to practice in a youth work or community work setting. There are also some easy-to-read definitions and explanations of common theories and models that will turn up throughout your course.
8 AN INTRODUCTION TO YOUTH WORK
key concepts | DEFINING YOUTH WORK/COMMUNITY WORK, INFORMAL EDUCATION, HISTORY OF YOUTH WORK, SOCIAL EDUCATION MODELS, YOUTH WORK AS A PROFESSION

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8 GROUPS AND GROUPWORK
key concepts | GROUPS, GROUPWORK, GROUP LIFE, DYNAMICS, LEADERSHIP, YOUTH WORK ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES, BENEFITS/RATIONALE FOR GROUPWORK

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8 ANTI-OPPRESSIVE PRACTICE
key concepts | DEFINING OPPRESSION/ANTI-OPPRESSIVE PRACTICE, UNDERSTANDING STRUCTURAL OPPRESSION, HISTORICAL CONSIDERATIONS

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8 THE SOCIAL SCIENCES AND YOUTH WORK
key concepts | SOCIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, POLITICAL IDEOLOGY, INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL POLICY

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