Analysing the dimensions of social pedagogy from an international perspective

Àngela Janer, Xavier Úcar

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    Abstract

    © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Over recent years, social pedagogy has emerged or undergone transformation processes in many countries, justifying the need to understand how it is being shaped and transformed throughout the world. However, conceptual ambiguity and lack of a homogenous and unified theoretical body accentuate the dilemma of whether social pedagogy is a specific area of knowledge, a professional field, a research field or all of these at once. We have moved into a stage where we do not have an immediate answer as to what social pedagogy is, what kind of knowledge it is or what its specific working methods are. This research aims to provide a comprehensive and rigorous analysis of social pedagogy from an international perspective. The methodology employed herein is the Delphi method, using three questionnaires in three different phases. Based on the individual contributions of a group of renowned experts from different countries, our aim is to build a global, current and integrated view of social pedagogy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)203-218
    JournalEuropean Journal of Social Work
    Volume20
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2017

    Keywords

    • Delphi methodology
    • International social pedagogy
    • social pedagogy indicators

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