For students looking to focus in on the management aspects of youth work, particular those who are new to a managerial role, this book provides a useful and thought provoking source of information. In particular, asking the reader to reflect on their personal managerial practices helps students to relate the topics to their own workplace role rather than being just purely theoretical. Having said that it would have been beneficial to see more links made between youth work management and some of the more mainstream managerial theories and concepts.
An exploration of the many aspects of the management of youth work. Covers management elements including self, others and resources as well as that of the purpose, process and the ever changing context in a policy driven environment. The challenges of a public service within a business culture of 'marketisation' and commissioning targeted youth work are also discussed.
Very current, an essential read for Youth Work students.
Students have found this really useful in their management module.
Clear and approachable text that supports students develop a balanced and broad understanding of managing contemporary youth work. Highly recommended.