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 Synopsis

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.

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

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 This very practical manual provides a basis for project work of all kinds. -- Aslib Book Guide Thought-provoking, practical and realistic, with an excellent bibliography. Provides much food for thought for Christian practitioners. -- Youthwork

Book Information

ISBN: 9781853021695
Publication date: 1st March 1995
Author: Andy Gibson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 200 pages
Categories: Teaching of specific groups & persons with special educational needs, Social issues & processes, Careers guidance,

About Andy Gibson

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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