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DOI

10.14221/ajte.1998v23n1.1

Abstract

This paper suggests that education faculties are ideally placed to develop, initiate, coordinate the initial educational needs of youth workers, and to prepare teachers to collaborate with other agencies in responding to the needs of youth. Consequently, a role for teacher education exists in the design and development of courses for the initial educational needs of youth workers, to coordinate the implementation of those courses, and to prepare both prospective and practising teachers for a role in responding to youth problems. This extended role for education faculties is new and the result of changing societal and environmental factors currently facing today's young people. This paper describes current issues surrounding the education of youth workers, describes the specific design features of youth worker education and proposes that education faculties are ideally placed to coordinate a multidisciplinary approach to the professional education of youth workers. An extended role for teachers in responding to the needs and problems of youth is also described

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10.14221/ajte.1998v23n1.1