What gets measured, gets managed: Program evaluation for youth work

A while ago, I was catching up with a good friend of mine, and during our mutual vent-session over the frustration we feel about the youth sector, she mentioned something I found puzzling. Some key youth organizations in the community were opposed to evaluation practices to assess their youth programs and services, even when the … Continue reading What gets measured, gets managed: Program evaluation for youth work

What happened to radical youth work?

The field of youth work has lost much of its revolutionary potential as it has become diffused within the global capitalist framework. The article, Captured by Capital: Youth Work and the Loss of Revolutionary Potential, offers a critical analysis of the influence of global capitalism on the youth service sector.  In a previous post, I discussed in … Continue reading What happened to radical youth work?