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Project-Based Group Work Facilitator's Manual Young People, Youth Workers and Projects by Andy Gibson

Project-Based Group Work Facilitator's Manual Young People, Youth Workers and Projects


Project-Based Group Work Facilitator's Manual Young People, Youth Workers and Projects by Andy Gibson

Working with projects is nothing new in youth work, and youth workers have long recognised and valued them as an integral part of their work. The benefits to be gained from such work are almost limitless. This book is intended to help youth workers to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to work successfully and creatively with groups of adolescents and young adults. The first part explores how skills are learnt, how values, beliefs and understandings are developed and how projects can enhance this process. The second part, packed with useful ideas, shows how these things can happen in practice. It contains advice on skill development building dialogue interaction with groups whether (or not) to intervene evaluation procedures setting youth work within its wider context. It contains many suggestions for ways in which both the youth worker and youth groups can confront the many issues, such as gender, race and sexuality, faced in youth work today.


Thought-provoking, practical and realistic, with an excellent bibliography. Provides much food for thought for Christian practitioners. -- Youthwork This very practical manual provides a basis for project work of all kinds. -- Aslib Book Guide Throughout, the authors usefully focus on skills that often go unnoticed within youth work. They highlight the importance of the processes that occur during the projects, such as the empowerment of young people to achieve specific tasks, and the dialogue that might develop between individuals, rather than the more obvious success of the projects themselves, a useful text. -- Therapeutic Communities

About the Author

Andy Gibson was a researcher and youth worker in the North East of England. Gaynor Clarke is involved in training youth and community workers.

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Publication date

1st March 1995


Andy Gibson

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers


200 pages


Teaching of specific groups & persons with special educational needs
Social issues & processes
Careers guidance



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