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Pedagogy - a holistic, personal approach to work with children and young people, across services: European models for practice, training, education and qualification

By Pat Petrie, Janet Boddy, Claire Cameron, Ellen Heptinstall, Susan McQuail, Antonia Simon and Valerie Wigfall


Today, provision for children and young people is developing rapidly at the level of policy, organisation, training, education, and qualifications. Research in these areas, carried out at the Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU), has included cross-national studies on service provision and its quality, the daily practice of staff, their training, education, qualification, recruitment and retention in the workforce. A central interest has been what, in continental Europe, is often called ‘social pedagogy’, a distinctive way of working with children and the basis for policy development

Publisher: Unpublished briefing paper
Year: 2009
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