The range of material in this sixth volume of essays reflects an increasing desire amongst both academics and practitioners to chart the origins of youth work and community work. The editors hope to encourage practitioners and academics to reflect upon the earlier form of practice and, via that process, reappraise what they are currently doing both within fieldwork and teaching.
Ruth Gilchrist is Education, Training and Development Officer at UK Youth.
Tony Jeffs teaches at Durham University, school of Applied Social Sciences and is a Visiting Tutor at Anglia Ruskin College, Oxford.
Jean Spence teaches in the Department of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University.
Naomi Stanton is from the Open University.
Joyce A Walker teaches at the Extension Centre for Youth Development, University of Minnesota.
Tom Wylie was National Youth Agency Director, UK, 1996-2000.
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