"At last we have an anthology that includes writings from across the youth work field! Leaders identify trends and raise critical questions related to competence, standards, education, practices, professional organization, and administration of after school, youth development, and child and youth care programs." --Mark Krueger, Professor of Youth Work, School of Continuing Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. a"Dana Fusco has brought together an expert group of scholars and practitioners who write with clarity, feeling, and understanding.a The authors are adept at integrating research, practitioner wisdom, and observation.a In reading this volume, one walks away with vivid images of exemplary youth work, and equally important, with cogent analyses and case examples of effective strategies for youth work education. aIt raises the bar, and helps set new standards for excellence." --From the foreword by Shepherd Zeldin, Bascom Rothermel Professor of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin- Madison "Youth work is a noble endeavor, but now it is time to build a skilled profession that can support all young people. This volume introduces the creative thinking of leading researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers. It is a must-read!" --Gil G. Noam, Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Dana Fusco is Associate Professor of Teacher Education, York College, City University of New York.