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Values and Australian youth work education: the implications for competency-based training and the professional status of youth work

Corney, Tim ORCID: 0000-0002-1980-6835 (2004) Values and Australian youth work education: the implications for competency-based training and the professional status of youth work. Commonwealth Youth and Development, 2 (1). pp. 5-26. ISSN 1727-7140

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Abstract

The research presented in this article is a study of the values underpinning the curriculum and teaching of current Australian degree-level youth work courses. The article looks at the implications that values raise for the introduction of competency-based training in the youth and community services sector. The article raises some of the potential risks for the status of youth work as a profession. The research investigates values in professional youth work education by using a qualitative, interpretative framework of inquiry and a strategy of purposeful case study sampling and literature review. The data collection involved four case studies focusing on degree-level youth work courses in four universities in three states of Australia. To facilitate the triangulation of data, a number of sources were used: students, lecturers, curriculum designers, curriculum documents and sector literature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: youth work, curriculum, competency-based training, community services, youth work education
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 12 May 2014 07:37
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 06:50
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/24902
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