This article aims to deepen in the educational dimension of youth policies as well as in pedagogical professionals who develop it: the youth technicians. That is why we present the findings of recent study developed in the doctoral program «Education and Society» at the UAB, which analyzes the application of these policies in the Girona area during the last legislature, through the prism innovative and integrative theoretical framework that combines different perspectives directly linked to youth policy and more specifically to the definition that makes them in the National Youth Plan of Catalonia. These theoretical perspectives are: the biographical approach (Casai et al., 2006); the theory of communities of practice (Wenger, 2001); and the perspective of young-adult partnership, also known as adult as allies (Checkoway, 1996). This analysis is allowing us to build theoretical and practical bases for the guidance of the intervention of technicians, expanding their conceptual referents, and recognition of their work, aiming to improve the deployment a positive impact on young people themselves. © Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca.
|Journal||Teoria de la Educacion|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2012|
- Communities of practice
- Non-formal education
- Social pedagogy
- Youth workers