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By Brian Belton

During this e-book lecturers, practitioners and students from everywhere in the planet current particularly heterogeneous views to supply anything of the homogenous entire that early life paintings may be understood to be. This promotes the certainty that to fasten down formative years paintings in notional stasis (bolt it right into a 'carceral archipelago') often is the antithesis of perform, which might successfully break it as early life paintings. different writers have successfully attempted to accomplish simply this, or maybe pointed out (put a flag in) what they see (or are looking to be) the 'core' of minor paintings perform. yet adolescence paintings isn't really an apple. a world and historic point of view of juvenile paintings indicates it to be a relentlessly constructing diversity of responses to a repeatedly turning out to be and moving diversity of phenomena, matters and instructions awarded by way of and to societies and the youngsters in these societies. right here the authors supply a suite of responses from in the regularly metamorphosing box which can generically be referred to as 'youth paintings; they do that during this time, from many areas and a variety of identities, yet all of them determine what they current professionally and/or academically with what they comply with be the wonderful rainbow palette that adolescence paintings is.

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It is this strange duality of response that translates to a social view of young people as being ‘pathological’ relative to ‘responsible adults’ and as such this invites a model of intervention that smacks (reeks) of a treatment (deficit) model; the overriding aim of much of the work with young people is correctional in ethos, being applied to individuals or groups understood and responded to as ‘nonconformist’ or ‘disaffected’ (abnormal). This project or effort to ‘normalise’ is understandably not that popular with young people.

As such, this chapter is informed by the anti-colonial/anti-oppressive attitude and values as exemplified by the likes of Julius Nyerere, Mahatma Ghandi and Nawal Sadaawi. Their principles are incorporated in the philosophy of Ubuntu (see Box 1 below) and similar ideologies and theories. Box 1 Nyerere’s ideas of Ujamaa (1968) 1) The advancement of social, economic, and political equality through the enactment of basic democratic practice; challenging all forms of discrimination and prejudice 2) Villagisation – looking to make the best use of and developing local resources 3) The encouragement of self-reliance within a framework of interdependence – promoting a consciousness of how individuals are reliant on groups, while groups are dependent on the cooperation of individual members Gandhi, My Views on Education (1970) 1) The focus of practice being on the development of the whole person 2) Look to draw out the best qualities of people 3) The development of the personality/culture being as important as forms of academic learning and acquisition of skill 4) Practice to aim to be self supporting Ubuntu2 1) Listening to and affirming others with the help of processes that create trust, fairness, shared understanding and dignity and harmony in relationships 2) Consciousness is about the desire to build a caring, sustainable and just response to the community (village, city, nation or global family) 3) Emphasis on our common humanity and the ethical call to embody our communal responsiveness in the world, offering an alternative way to re-create a world that works for all.

However, looking at the historic reasons behind youth work it is evident this style will forever be in the minority and therefore constantly in a state of decline. Using hip-hop’s new recruits, such as, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar and Wale, I unearth the catalyst behind the revival of hip-hop and highlight how it can be used to suggest a way forward in youth work. SHOUT OUTS! It is customary in hip-hop for a DJ, or Rapper, to give a shout out to the ones that offered support, inspiration and assistance.

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