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Youth Work Education in Finland

Finland has developed a well-established youth work education and training system which helps youth workers in different stages of their careers learn the values and practices of the youth work community. This report analyses the core values and principles of Finnish education and provides both an overview of the educational system and a detailed description of youth work education.

The book claims that an understanding of Finnish youth work education requires knowledge of the tradition and practices of youth work as well as the main elements of Finnish educational thinking. Belief in education and equity, a commitment to continuous learning and a view of education as an integral part of the national narrative have created a uniquely Finnish model of education.

This book is aimed at an international audience interested in youth work and developing youth policies.

Tomi Kiilakoski
20 €
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Publications 149
Electronic publication (PDF)
Page count:
99 pages