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Working with Young People: A Social Pedagogy Perspective from Europe and Latin America

Xavier Úcar, Pere Soler-Masó, and Anna Planas-Lladó


The book offers a new outlook on social, cultural and educational work with young people. It is the perspective of social pedagogy: a theoretical and practical perspective that has been developing in continental Europe over the last 150 years. Social pedagogy poses a way of acting that places young people at the center of socio-educational work, putting their decisions and actions into value. It aims to accompany them in their life process of personal construction within the framework of the community in which they live. The book is organized into three large blocks of chapters. The introducti ... More

Keywords: social pedagogy, social education, social work, history, social professions, youth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190937768
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190937768.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Xavier Úcar, editor
Full Professor of Social Pedagogy, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

Pere Soler-Masó, editor
Associate Professor, University of Girona

Anna Planas-Lladó, editor
Associate Professor, University of Girona

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Front Matter

Section I Conceptual Framework: Social Pedagogy, Social Education, and Youth

2 Reconnecting Social Work to Social Questions

Filip Coussée, Christian Spatscheck, Lieve Bradt, and Rudi Roose

3 Experience, Culture, and a Future Project

Diego Silva Balerio and Paola Pastore

Section II Youth Policies, Training, and Professionalization of Youth Workers and Youth Educational Workers

5 The Social Pedagogy of Youth Policies in Latin America

José Antonio Pérez Islas and Luis Antonio Mata Zúñiga

7 Training and Professionalization of Youth Workers in Europe

Anna Planas-Lladó, Asun Llena, and Carles Vila-Mumbrú

8 Ethics and Professional Deontology in Socio-educational Youth Work

Jesús Vilar Martín and Gisela Riberas Bargalló

Section III Socio-educational Practices with Young People

9 Youth Work and Social Pedagogy

Howard Williamson and Mick Conroy

12 Youth and Participation in a Digital Society

Begoña Gros and Gisela Schwartzman

13 Youth Inclusion and Cultural Diversity

Jordi Pàmies and Alessio D’Angelo

Section IV Conclusion

14 Reflections and Proposals for Socio-pedagogical Work with Young People

Xavier Úcar, Pere Soler-Masó, and Anna Planas-Lladó

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