History of Youth & Community Work Study Conference

24 October 2008 — 4 Comments

Browsing the excellent Infed website today, I came across the History of Youth and Community Work Study Conference taking place early next year. Perhaps unsurprisingly given the name, the conference is an opportunity to explore the historical development of youth and community work.

Like earlier gatherings this will include a mix of plenary sessions, workshops and ‘surprise’ events. Amongst the plenary speakers will be Gabriel Eichsteller on the history of social pedagogy and Catriona Kelly (Oxford University), author of two major books on the Pioneers and growing up in Soviet Russia. There will be a number of workshops on the Albemarle Report published fifty years ago and at least one to mark the fortieth anniversary of the launch of the Community Development Programme. From the booking form:

At the heart of each conference are the workshops. Usually numbering around 20. The breadth is always impressive covering an enormous range of topics linked to the history of youth work, adult education and community work. As before some will focus on the historical development of practice in countries outside the UK. A feature of this conference is that around half those attending deliver a workshop. This is a relaxed gathering of enthusiasts keen to talk to and learn from each other. Amongst those already promised are workshops – youth work as social medicine revisited; on the anarchism and informal education; Robert Owen and the origins of the community school and community work; youth work with girls and young women; and the history of the Community Development Projects.

If you are planning to attend we do hope you will consider offering a workshop. If this is not feasible simply come along and enjoy the wide variety that will inevitably be provided by participants

The conference, now in its eighth year, will take place from 6-8th March 2009, at Ushaw College in Durham. You can download the booking form here.

Jon

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I am a qualified youth worker, writer and consultant based in Littlehampton, UK. I've worked in the voluntary youth sector for over 12 years, am married to Kirsty and we have two daughters named Hope and Eloise. Check out 'Journeying Together: Growing Youth Work and Youth Workers in Local Communities' and read my opening chapter.

4 responses to History of Youth & Community Work Study Conference

  1. jolly nice site – improving it huh? If you want to add us to your list of Youth Ministry sites that would be cool – http://www.yesonthenet.org.uk – much improvement on that site before Christmas! I will be catching up with Tim Jupp soon ref: Camp and stuff. Hope you are well,

  2. Hi Ali,

    Thanks for the comment. Consider the link added! BTW, when are we
    going for that meal? 😉

  3. jolly nice site – improving it huh? If you want to add us to your list of Youth Ministry sites that would be cool – http://www.yesonthenet.org.uk – much improvement on that site before Christmas! I will be catching up with Tim Jupp soon ref: Camp and stuff. Hope you are well,

  4. Hi Ali,

    Thanks for the comment. Consider the link added! BTW, when are we
    going for that meal? 😉

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