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Farewell to all that? The uncertain future of youth and community work education.

Jeffs, T. and Spence, J. (2007) 'Farewell to all that? The uncertain future of youth and community work education.', Youth and policy. (97/98). pp. 135-166.


This article consid'Hs issues in the field of professional community and youth work education. It does so with partICular reference to the development of a range of different programmes since the start of the professional endorsement process following the Thompson Report. The analysis is undertaken with regard to transformations in HE since the late 19805 which, is argued, have been driven by commercial concems to the detriment of the educat;onal principles and practices which are relevant to all HE programmes. but particularly important to a profession which claims to be educational in ~s purposes. The analysis of the insr~vr;onal and policy context w~hin which qualifying courses currently operate suggests that as presently conceived. they are facing an uncertain and insecure future.

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Additional Information:Special issue (Autumn 2007/Winter 2008) Youth Work training. Guest editor J. Holmes.
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