IN DEFENCE OF YOUTH WORK
ENGAGING CRITICALLY: A SERIES OF SEMINARS
ADVANCING YOUTH WORK IN TIMES OF AUSTERITY
LOCALLY, NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY
A TRANSATLANTIC CONVERSATION with DANA FUSCO
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 FROM 1.30 TO 4.30 P.M.
AT THE UNISON CENTRE, EUSTON ROAD, LONDON
Over the coming period our campaign is committed to encouraging an open and pluralist debate about the state of youth work today. In our view there has been a conspicuous lack of collective discussion about the dramatic shifts in the landscape of work with young people. Given youth work’s claim to a reflective and self-critical tradition this is more than a touch ironic.
We are delighted to embark on this process in the company of Dana Fusco, Professor of Teacher Education at York College of the City University of New York. For the past twenty years her research has focused on youth development and after-school intervention leading to national and international recognition. Fascinatingly, given our own emphasis on story-telling, Dana recently was writing with colleagues on the ‘Squeezing of Youth Voice and Agency during Out-of-School Time’, calling for stories and testimonies. Dana’s most recent work is the acclaimed ‘Advancing Youth Work: Current Trends, Critical Questions’, of which she is editor. And as we write she is seeking contributions for a forthcoming book on Youth Work and Inequality – see our web site for details.
The afternoon will see Dana’s central contribution sandwiched between sharing experiences in small groups, a wider Question and Comment session with an emphasis on building links with each other – across towns, cities, countries and oceans!
As ever with IDYW the cost will be kept low – Unwaged/Students £2, Waged £5. In doing so we are grateful to UNISON for their support in providing the venue.
To book a place, contact Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org
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