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In search of a youth justice pedagogy? A commentary

Phoenix, Jo (2011). In search of a youth justice pedagogy? A commentary. Journal of Children's Services, 6(2) pp. 125–133.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1108/17466661111149420
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper seeks to look at youth justice (YJ) personnel training and education and the recommendations about it made in Time for a Fresh Start.

Design/methodology/approach – The pedagogic tensions that currently shape YJ training are described - particularly those around the question of instructionalism vs education and what ‘‘specialist’’ means in the context of YJ.

Findings – The paper suggests that the authors of Time for a Fresh Start missed the opportunity to better serve the public and young people’s interests by neither acknowledging the pedagogic tensions nor articulating what a ‘‘specialist’’ ‘‘YJ’’ professional training can mean in twenty-first century England and Wales.

Originality/value – The paper highlights an urgent need for an open debate between academics, practitioners and policy makers about YJ pedagogy.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN: 1746-6660
Keywords: youth; justice; youth training; education innovation
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 59866
Depositing User: Joanna Phoenix
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2019 11:05
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:55
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/59866
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