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Mr Paul Adams

Head of Department

Acting Head of Early Childhood & Education, Youth and Community Work

Department of Early Childhood & Education , School of Education and Communities

Paul is a professionally qualified (JNC) Youth and Community worker and holds a BA (Hons) in Applied Youth and Community Work and MA in Social Justice and Education. He has worked extensively with young people and communities in the voluntary and statutory sectors as a young volunteer and qualified youth and community worker. His experience of working with young people includes health promotion work and youth media projects.

Areas Of Interest

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  • Global Youth Work
  • Issues of social justice
  • The impact of globalisation on the lives of young people
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OVERVIEW

Paul is a professionally qualified (JNC) Youth and Community worker and holds a BA Hons in Applied Youth and Community Work and MA in Social Justice and Education. He has worked extensively with young people and communities in the voluntary and statutory sectors as a young volunteer and qualified youth and community worker. His experience of working with young people includes health promotion work and youth media projects.

Prior to joining UEL Paul was the national youth programme manager at the Development Education Association with a responsibility for the development of 'global youth work' looking at  issues of social justice and the impact of globalisation on the lives of young people. This involved producing publications and web resources, responding to government policy initiatives and providing training and support for youth and community organisations on how to integrate a global dimension into their work, and international NGOs on how to develop informal education programmes with young people. Whilst working in national organisations Paul was also engaged as a consultant for a number of organisations and national government working groups (for example a DfES youth work unit working group on sustainable development education).  Currently Paul is the programme leader for the MA Youth and Community Work professionally validated, (JNC) programme at UEL and the School of Education and Communities Quality Leader.

CURRENT RESEARCH

Paul has a particular interest in Global Youth Work and issues of social justice and the impact of globalisation on the lives of young people.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Adams, P. (2001) Work with young carers in 'A companion to work with young people'. Lyme Regis: Russell House Publishing.
  • Adams, P (2014) 'Young People and Development: The Role of Global Youth Work in Engagement and Learning' in McCloskey, S (ed.) Development Education in Theory and Practice, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Adams, P. (2000) Guidelines for producing global youth work resources, London: Development Education Association.
  • Adams, P. (2000) Editor, Global Youth Work a Practice, Training and Resources Manual. (2000) London: Development Education Association (2000) (revised & reprinted 2003 & 2005).
  • Adams, P. (2002) Young People in a Global Society (2002) London: Development Education Association.
  • Adams, P. and Lashley, H. Eds (2003) Youth and Policy, Journal of Critical analysis special edition on Global Youth Work, Leicester: NYA.
  • Adams, P. (2003) 'Social Exclusion and Citizenship in a Global Society' In Youth and Policy Journal of Critical analysis special edition on Global Youth Work, Leicester: NYA.
  • Adams, P. Introducing a Global Dimension, article in Newscheck the Careers professional Journal, February (2005) Richmond.
  • Adams, P. (2009) A History of global youth work, Available at: http://www.think-global.org.uk/
  • Adams, P. (2010) Mapping of Global Youth Work, Available at: http://www.think-global.org.uk/ 

TEACHING

MA Youth And Community Work

This established course opens the door for you to step straight into youth work.

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MODULES

School Quality Leader

Teaches on the following modules:

  • ED6002 Volunteering (UEL wide Option)
  • ED6019 Leading and Managing Youth and Community Work
  • ED7701 Field Work Practice 1
  • ED7703 Community Development, principles and Practice
  • ED7704 Youth and Community Work Dissertation