Australian youth work education: Curriculum renewal and a model for sustainability for niche professions

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Cooper, Trudi; Bessant, Judith; Broadbent, Robyn; Couch, Jen; Edwards, Kathy; Jarvis, Jayne; Ferguson, Cath
Edith Cowan University
[ECUPub]; education; teachers; youth work; niche; profession; Education
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The four main purposes of this project were to:• Renew the curriculum for Australian youth work professional education, applying the approach to curriculum outlined by Barnett and Coate (2005)• Investigate the potential for cross-institutional sharing of courseware and educational materials that will facilitate future benchmarking, inter-sectoral and inter-professional pathways, and international qualification recognition• Promote long-term change through the establishment of a cross-sectoral youth work educators network• Suggest starting points for a sustainability model for other niche professions.