raising youth work's profile and reputation by increased professionalization
The movement towards closer daily working interactions with other professionals had raised both youth work’s profile and its reputation.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
"Modest Inquiry" evaluation of youth work
The Inquiry sought to clarify how youth work was currently being conceptualised by youth work managers, field practitioners and young people; how current policies were supporting or impeding its implementation and management; and how these developments were affecting youth workers’ professional identity. The Inquiry set out to sample the experiences and views of staff and young people in 12 youth services judged by Ofsted in recent reviews as providing ‘good’ or ‘very good’ youth work.
Einrichtungen/ Träger der Kinder- und Jugendarbeit
Evaluierung der Aktivität
The Inquiry set out to sample the experiences and views of staff and young people in 12 youth services judged by Ofsted in recent reviews as providing ‘good’ or ‘very good’ youth work – that is, services which could be said to be starting from strengths in responding to the current policy priorities. A full day was spent in each authority meeting senior managers, front-line staff and young people, to gain as balanced a picture as possible, including contradictions and tensions as well as emerging common themes. The findings were reported in May 2009.
autumn 2008 - earyl 2010