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Youth Studies Australia
Current issue: vol.24 no.1

March 2005 journal cover
March 2005
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SPECIAL FOCUS ISSUE:

Youth sport, physical activity and leisure in Australia and New Zealand

Few matters affecting the lives of young people have produced as much debate in the past two years as those relating to obesity and the health issues that result from decreasing physical activity and dietary change. So, to borrow a sporting term, we are kicking off the new year with this special issue of YSA, carrying a record number of nine papers -- all on youth sport, and physical activity and leisure in Australia and New Zealand. Dr Geoff Dickson, guest editor and coordinator of this issue, is an Australian based in Auckland since 2004 where he is Head of Research in the Division of Sport and Recreation at Auckland University of Technology.
http://www.acys.utas.edu.au/ysa/

A special issue on youth sport, physical activity and leisure in Australia and New Zealand -- guest editor: Dr Geoff Dickson, Auckland University of Technology.

September 2004:

  • Victor Wong discusses the pros and cons of a personal versus structural approach to youth work practice;
  • Judith Bessant, the first professor of Youth Studies in Australia, identifies the major challenges facing youth work in Australia
  • Graeme Stuart outlines a framework he has developed for non-violent youth work practice

December journal cover
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Recent editions of the ACYS journal, Youth Studies Australia, have focused on the relevance of youth work practice -- a topic vitally important to all in the youth field and one subsequently picked up by ABC Radio National recently (Life Matters).

We're committed to providing the latest Australian and international research on the future of youth work as a basis for informed discussion.

These special youth work editions of the journal are still available (order now)

December 2004:

December journal cover
Media release PDF | HTML

Lecturers:

Why not consider setting these two issues of Youth Studies Australia as texts for courses?

Discounts available for multiple copies (Download our order form or contact Kathleen Robinson at ACYS)

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Thesaurus:
Once published, it is hoped other organisations besides ACYS will find the thesaurus we are building -- a 'word picture' of the youth field from a subject or topic perspective -- useful. To ensure that coverage of terms is as complete as possible -- and in case we have missed something, we need your input.

Released on 24 March 2005:
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March 2005.

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Selected reports published up to 2003 are still available from ACYS. See our special offer $99

(For later reports, consult your State offices of youth affairs.)

Lecturers: why not consider setting these two issues of Youth Studies Australia as texts for courses? Contact Kathleen Robinson at ACYS (discounts available for multiple copies).

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* Browse index to articles
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