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Last year, the board of AIEJI decided to contribute financially to the translation of the book Practical Social Pedagogy, written by Norwegian author Jan Storø.
In short, the book aims to show its readers how the theories of social pedagogy are present in practice although many tend to think that the theories are often too abstract and detached from practice.
The book explains how theory and practice are inter-connected and continue to influence one another.
This is how the publisher describes the book:
Social pedagogical work is a field of practice that is indebted to and illuminated by aspects of knowledge from sociology and psychology, but many practitioners feel that social pedagogical theories are too abstract and distant from the challenges faced in practice. In Practical Social Pedagogy Jan Storo shows the reader for the first time how the theories and practices of social pedagogy interlock. The book combines social pedagogy theories, psychology, sociology and social work with a social constructionist perspective to help practitioners guide children and young people to cope better with the challenges they face as they grow up. The author emphasises that the actualities of practice are first disclosed in the meeting between the professional practitioner and the client. The book uses many practical examples to help the application of social pedagogy more accessible and is ideal for students on courses covering work with children.
You can read more and buy the book here.