Where is the Love? Seeking a convergence towards a ‘welfarist turn’ in work with young people.

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    The most visible differentiation between models of youth work across Europe exists in tensions between (positive) welfare-based and (deficit) target-based approaches. Any proponents of a more welfare-based youth work model often find themselves conflicted by the current growth of a neo-liberal, ‘New managerialist’ culture, which demands results based accountability and targeted, risk-assessed interventions. This conference paper challenges youth workers to re-imagine their current practice and examines the potential role that a ‘hybrid’ (PETAL) model of youth work practice and social pedagogy theory might play in achieving one of the key principles of Council of Europe (2008) of integrating young people into society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
    EventCardiff & Vale College : Higher Education Conference - Cardiff & Vale College of Further Education, Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Duration: 27 Jun 201927 Jun 2019
    Conference number: 3


    ConferenceCardiff & Vale College
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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