A Global Youth Work Passport - making youth work truly international
Jennifer Brooker, RM IT University
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Professionalization of Specialists → Workshop G1
Mittwoch, 9. Oktober 2013
09.00 - 10.30
Youth work is conducted throughout the world, in one of three major frameworks: a therapeutic model in North America, community development in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand and a social pedagogy in Europe. Despite these differences youth work remains the same – we work with and for young people in the hope of making their lives better.
In theory youth workers should be able to travel the world to work and yet a ‘global passport’ for workers is non-existent. Many professions work and travel with little, if any, need to further qualify. For youth workers this is currently not the case and many find themselves at the bottom of the salary pile despite having suitable qualifications in their home country.
My research identifies the global differences between certification and accreditation requirements. This workshop will look at transferring these into the creation of a global passport for youth workers and what that would look like is an important discussion to have.
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This work shop will look at how to promote the participation of workers around the globe for the benefit of the youth sector and young people. This global inclusion focus relates to the educational, cultural and economic considerations that impact on the youth sector and all who are involved in it.