Irish Youth Work 1916-2016

Our next youth practitioner symposium event, run in conjunction with the DCYA Quality Standards Training and Resources Task Group and takes place on Tuesday April 26th 2016 in Youth Work Ireland’s National Office from 11am-3pm.

This event will provide an opportunity for people to reflect on the key changes in youth work that have taken place in Ireland over the last 100 years such as:

  • The purpose of youth work: Is it for making good, useful kids, or is it about creating opportunities for young people to become and create citizens?
  • The relationship between voluntary organisations and the State
  • The social control of young people: The ongoing moral panics, and the establishment of youth work in a newly created state.

With the historic centenary celebrations taking place this year there are many opportunities for us to reflect and consider how youth work practice has changed and evolved over the last one hundred years. This reflection provides us with an opportunity to consider many historical developments, themes and trends in Ireland in relation to youth work, such as identity, citizenship, immigration, diversity, political participation and equality. Our symposium will allow for the storytelling of practice and will look at how the two disciplines of theory and practice merged or have separated depending on the time.

To contribute to this event or to submit an article to Scene Magazine please contact Gina / Matthew

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