'Kate Sapin's new edition is grounded in the core values of youth work and explores contentious contemporary issues in an accessible and balanced manner. It is essential reading for all students of youth work from Foundation to Masters Level and for those working within the profession' - Jean Hatton, University of Huddersfield
An excellent book that addresses many of the issues in modern youth work practice.
An excellent book that brings key discussions about youth work practice to the student. The text is punctuated by thought provoking boxouts to clarify key ideas and reflections. An essential book for any youth and community student.
Excellent all-round book for Youth and Community practitioners. It is accessible, practical and well organised. A good starter on lots of practice-based issues.
The book is not only written in accessible language, with easy to follow practice examples bit it also provides a comprehensive overview of youth work. Looking forward to an updated edition.
Clear and concise introductory text to use with students and helpful practice exercises to explore learning. I liked the information provide on communication as well as the role play as this enabled students to further consider and develop their skill base.
An essential read for laying the foundations for the principles and purposes of youth work. I will use this for level 3, foundation degree students and level 4 students who are starting their youth and community work studies. It is easy to navigate and offers great guidance, applying theory and further reading suggestions on subject areas.
A core reader which is used throughout our modules. An accessible and excellent read providing the foundations and starting points for students to start their professional journey.
We have been using this text for several years now. The students find that is easy to relate to the examples provided.
This book is referenced in about 85% of assignments from students.
It is one which we would highly recommend to others.
Does what the title suggests.
Focussed, readable and informed.
This has been really useful for my Level 3 youth work students. It breaks down youth work practice and is a really good text. I would recommend to people studying at either L3 or degree level.
An excellent book for UG and PG CYW students. It has been added to the essential reading list on our courses.
A good publication to support this sector
Very useful text regarding youth work. Presents a nice balance between theory and practice covering major areas of course syllabus such as understanding youth work, enhancing young peoples participation and developing project proposals.
I would recommend this text to students undertaking their Youth and Community Work degree.
This text covers a wide range of topics that will enable students to fully understand the principles and practices of Youth work.
Does what it says on the tin
An excellent book, which provides a great overview. Students find it readable!
Excellent book, general enough to be adopted to the Irish setting. Good diagrams and visuals. Easy to read and well laid out for students
Recommended resource for youth worker students and those wanting to understand good practice.
This is a very good practical text for students who are considering a career in (or practising in the field of) youth work. I particularly found the first chapter useful when teaching students the importance of values, youth work principles and ethical practice.