The Anthropology of Child and Youth Care Work

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1997-01-27
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The Anthropology of Child and Youth Care Work presents and illustrates an anthropological model of child and youth care work and explores the associated benefits of such an approach. Author Rivka A. Eisikovits' model enhances workers' on-the-job effectiveness with clients and co-workers and improves intra- and inter-organizational communication with other human service providers. This book prepares child and youth care providers, educators, researchers, administrators, consultants, supervisors, and organizers to become change-sensitive, process-oriented observers, analysts, and co-designers of the systems within which they function and those with which they interact, such as families, communities, and referral agencies.

Table of Contents

Foreword xv(2)
Jerome Beker
Acknowledgments xvii
Introduction 1(4)
Chapter 1. An Anthropological Model for Child and Youth Care Worker Education and Practice
Chapter 2. Ethnographic Description as a Vehicle for Child and Youth Care Worker Education
Chapter 3. Staff-Client Relations: A Critical Analysis
Chapter 4. A Comparative Study of Subsystem Relations in Two Child and Youth Care Organizations
Chapter 5. Cultural and Futures Perspectives on the Residential Education Alternative
Chapter 6. "Family Culture Ethnography" as an Instrument for Cultural Sensitization of Child and Youth Care Workers
Concluding Remarks 87(2)
References 89(10)
Index 99

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