Commonwealth Youth and Development - Volume 2, Issue 1, 2004
Volume 2, Issue 1, 2004
Values and Australian youth work education : the implications for competency-based training and the professional status of youth workAuthor Timothy R. CorneySource: Commonwealth Youth and Development 2, pp 5 –26 (2004)More Less
The research presented in this article is a study of the values underpinning the curriculum and teaching of current Australian degree-level youth work courses. The article looks at the implications that values raise for the introduction of competency-based training in the youth and community services sector. The article raises some of the potential risks for the status of youth work as a profession.
The research investigates values in professional youth work education by using a qualitative, interpretative framework of inquiry and a strategy of purposeful case study sampling and literature review.
The data collection involved four case studies focusing on degree-level youth work courses in four universities in three states of Australia. To facilitate the triangulation of data, a number of sources were used: students, lecturers, curriculum designers, curriculum documents and sector literature.
Author Rawwida BakshSource: Commonwealth Youth and Development 2, pp 27 –35 (2004)More Less
Author Amina J. IbrahimSource: Commonwealth Youth and Development 2, pp 36 –47 (2004)More Less
The author explores progress made over the past years in closing the gap between rhetoric and action relating to educational provision in the Commonwealth. She highlights a number of challenges facing the developing world in providing increased opportunities for access, in ensuring that educational systems are inclusive and that quality and relevant education is provided.
Author M.J. KellySource: Commonwealth Youth and Development 2, pp 48 –74 (2004)More Less
Against the background of age- and gender-related HIV / Aids infection rates the author describes the vulnerability of the 'Aids' generation. He then explores strategies to address the knowledge, behavioural and counseling needs of young people. Specific attention is given to the roles of the media and entertainment industry and education.
Source: Commonwealth Youth and Development 2, pp 75 –105 (2004)More Less
Against a historical background, the article examines gang violence in the city of Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. The information was obtained from interviews with gang and community members and investigating officers. It provides a chronicle of current oral history and places gangs in the South African context. It also addresses the issues of gang violence as related to drugs and political motives, and the community response to such activities.
Media fascinations : perspectives on young people's meaning making, edited by Ingegerd Rydin : book reviewAuthor Magriet PitoutSource: Commonwealth Youth and Development 2, pp 106 –109 (2004)More Less