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Using Theory in Youth and Community Work Practice by Ilona Buchroth

Using Theory in Youth and Community Work Practice

Part of the Empowering Youth and Community Work PracticeyLM Series Series


Using Theory in Youth and Community Work Practice by Ilona Buchroth

This book explores a wide range of theoretical perspectives that guide the practice of community and youth work and related occupational fields. It provides a range of practical activities to encourage readers to explore their own theoretical position, while critically engaging with the contemporary theoretical context that is shaping the development of community and youth work practice. Students will find this book an invaluable tool in developing their understanding of theory, and it will help them to holistically and systematically apply their understanding of theory to their relevant practice situation.


This book was clear, thought provoking and an excellent resource for students at all levels of the degree programme. Thank you. (Lecturer, University of Derby.)

About the Author

Ilona Buchroth is a senior lecturer in community and youth studies at the University of Sunderland. Prior to this she has worked in community development, youth work, adult education, teaching and lastly for a Local Authority Community Education Service as a middle manager with responsibility for adult education. She has a particular interest in informal education and has maintained an active involvement in the voluntary sector. Chris Parkin is a senior lecturer in community and youth studies at the University of Sunderland. She has spent 10 years working in community development and youth work. Chris has also been a trustee of various charitable bodies connected to community and youth work, including the Community Foundation and the British Association of Settlements and Social Action Centres.

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Publication date

11th February 2010


Ilona Buchroth

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Learning Matters Ltd an imprint of SAGE Publications Ltd


160 pages


Social work



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