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Working in youth serving organizations: The sphere of professional education

Dana Fusco, Ph.D.

May 3, 2012

Today there is a clear understanding that ongoing training and education for professionals is not only a smart investment but a professional obligation. But, what should that training look like? Should it be grounded in youth, work, youth work? Should it focus on the development of competencies, critical reasoning, new understandings? Who should participate and how should effectiveness be judged? Dr. Dana Fusco presents her current research on the sphere of youth work education in the United States. The sphere of youth work education is rotated geometrically to look at the places and spaces where it occurs; sliced anthropologically to examine the cultural traditions and influences; and lifted to see what human understandings of youth work lie underneath.

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This event was made possible by the Howland Family Endowment for Youth Development Leadership at the Minnesota 4-H Foundation.

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