Youth work: the Loch Ness monster and professionalism

Bessant, J 2004, 'Youth work: the Loch Ness monster and professionalism', Youth Studies Australia, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 26-33.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Youth work: the Loch Ness monster and professionalism
Author(s) Bessant, J
Year 2004
Journal name Youth Studies Australia
Volume number 23
Issue number 4
Start page 26
End page 33
Total pages 7
Publisher Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
Abstract Like the Loch Ness monster, the subject of youth work professionalism raises its head now and then. The author outlines the arguments for and against the development of a youth work professional identity in the hope that this will stimulate debate about the future of youth work in Australia. The issue of ethics raises a related question about whether an ethical rationale exists for professionalising youth work, and whether such a rationale ought to be the primary reason for professionalisation.
Subject Social Policy
Keyword(s) youth workers
standards
accreditation
professions
ideology
ethics
training
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ISSN 1038-2569
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