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Worth Their Weight in Gold: The Views of Community Youth Work Graduates in Northern Ireland on their chosen career

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Harland, Ken, Harvey, Claire, Morgan, Anthony and McCready, Sam (2005) Worth Their Weight in Gold: The Views of Community Youth Work Graduates in Northern Ireland on their chosen career. Youth & Policy, 86 . pp. 49-61. [Journal article]

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Abstract

This article is based on the results of an investigation into the views of 264 Community Youth Work graduates throughout Northern Ireland from 1972 – 2001. The findings from this regional study provide important and useful insights into the Community Youth Work profession. This paper analyses the findings under the following separate but interrelated areas; Issues associated directly with career such as, fixed or permanent posts, self-image, reasons for entering or leaving the profession, ‘variety’ within the profession, problems with unsociable hours, curriculum and team work. The paper also highlights concerns around retention, management, gender and religious balance and the sustainability of projects due to short term funding trends and the volatile political situation.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
ID Code:9566
Deposited By:Dr Ken Harland
Deposited On:05 Mar 2010 13:43
Last Modified:20 Mar 2012 14:15

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