CHILD AND YOUTH CARE: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON PEDAGOGY, PRACTICE, AND POLICY (2011)

Rebecca Raby

Abstract


Child and Youth Care: Critical Perspectives on Pedagogy, Practice, and Policy is an edited collection that importantly contributes to critical, postfoundational analyses of child and youth care. Child and youth care covers a broad, multifaceted range of professional practice that is powerfully positioned to reproduce and/or challenge singular truths and social inequalities in work with young people and their families, thus pointing to the importance of critical reflection. Contributors to this collection are primarily faculty and graduate students from the Department of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria, Canada, who also share a wealth of practical experience in the child and youth care field. These authors draw on a range of theoretical approaches including postmodernism, poststructuralism, governmentality studies, postmarxism, queer theory, feminism, and postcolonialism. The chapters link such theory to personal teaching, research experiences, and literature review to draw attention to, and problematize, features of modernist practice in child and youth care.


Keywords


child; youth; families; research; practice; intervention; leadership; leadership; communities; welfare; health; kidshealth; family service; mental health; justice; empowerment

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International Journal of Child, Youth & Family Studies
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(online) 1920-7298
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