Research Summary on Critiquing Target Driven Youth Work

15 December 2009 — 1 Comment

For my dissertation back in February, I did some online research among those working with young people, asking questions around outcome-based and target-driven youth work. You can read the original posts here and here.

In a comment on one of the posts, Rachel asked if I had published the responses I received to the surveys – something I never got round to doing. So now, if you are interested, below are links to the responses (opens files in Google Docs).

There was some criticism over the wording and bias in my questionnaires – something I fully acknowledge as I put them together in a hurry. The responses are quite varied and do make for some interesting reading, but I was able to pull out a few themes. Hopefully I will post my full dissertation at some point soon.

Relational Youth Work as an alternative to Outcome-Based Models
Summary of responses
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Critiquing Target-Driven Youth Work
Summary of responses
Full Spreadsheet

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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.

One response to Research Summary on Critiquing Target Driven Youth Work

  1. Hi
    Iam doing my marsters on the cuts to youth services and recording best pratice in detached youth work . would like to read your work.

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