Connecting with and Confronting Inequality - the Role of Youth Work
This is an open call for papers for presentation or distribution, and posters, with potential journal publication (Youth and Policy). Presentations are to address one of the following themes:
- Vision: What are the competing visions for youth work in neoliberal societies? How are the competing visions different in other socio-political systems? Are youth workers catalysts for change or soft-cops, or is this a false dilemma?
- Explanation: What is the relationship between youth work theory of society and youth work theories for change: explanation; strategy; and action?
- Strategy: What is the evidence that youth work strategies contribute to change? How is strategy related to context? What is the nature of the relationship between personal change and social change in youth work practice? What opportunities are not taken?
- Future: What is the unrealised potential of youth work in different socio-political contexts?
Criteria for acceptance of presentations are the following:
- Must connect youth work theory with youth work practice
- Must relate the discussion to its socio-political context
- Must examine evidence critically
“Showcase” posters/distributed papers (posters can be presented with or without distributed papers and vice versa) explaining the methods and achievements of individual projects in their socio-political context must clearly show:
- the project purpose
- the socio-political context
The aim is to encourage active participation by new and existing members of RC34 at different stages of their careers hence options of presentation, posters and/or distributed papers for brief noting.