Youth Research Conference 6 February 2015

Croydon based education and training expert Patrick Ainley and his colleague Dr. Martin Allen will be speaking at the Y(outh) Research Conference being held at the YMCA George Williams College.

10.00 a.m.     Registration with tea and coffee on arrival (Common Room)

10.30 a.m.     Welcome from the Principal: Maxine Green

10.45 a.m.     Keynote speaker: Dr William Mason, The University of Sheffield

y the need for research?

11.30 a.m.     Seminar stream 1 options:

1a: Taking boys seriously, Dr Ken Harland and Professor Sam McCready

1b: An exploration of adolescent girls’ disinhibited behaviour on Facebook, Sara Taylor

1c: A continuum of knowledge and (un)certainty in youth crime prevention: a Danish example, Ann-Kristin Lassen

1d: Exploring the transitional stages in acquiring new gang status, Craig Pinkney

12.15 p.m.    Seminar stream 2 options:

2a: Another great training robbery: apprentices or students, Martin Allen and Patrick Ainley

2b: The impact on boundary management of unsanctioned connections between youth work practitioners and young people through online social network sites, Liesl Conradie

2c: The reality of working with domestic violence and abuse – a practitioner’s perspective in youth work, Lisa Sharp

2d: Duke of Edinburgh’s award: a comparative case study examining the consistency of young people’s development, Rachael Hutchinson

1.00 p.m.       Lunch 

1.45 p.m.       Plenary Session 

Lessons learnt from two case studies of collaborative research projects, Ruth Marriott from Realising Ambition and Dr Naomi Stanton from YMCA George Williams College

2.30 p.m.       Seminar stream 3 options:

3a: Beyond work experience: what do young people gain from their involvement in social enterprise experiences? Steve Wallis

3b: Practice cultures in the ‘not so new’ youth justice in England, Mark Manning

3c: Story-telling as a way of capturing youth work, Tania de St Croix

3d: A homage to services lost: risk, youth work and the great outdoors, Jean Harris-Evans

3.15 p.m.       Tea/coffee break

3.30 p.m.       Plenary session 

What research is needed?

Dr Mark K Smith, YMCA George Williams College

4.00 p.m.       Ends

About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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