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School of Applied Social Sciences

SASS Staff

Mr Tony Jeffs

Part-Time Tutor in the School of Applied Social Sciences

Contact Mr Tony Jeffs (email at tony.jeffs@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Tony Jeffs is a member of the editorial group of Youth and Policy. He has published and researched on the themes of informal educational theory and practice, on the history of youth and community work, and in relation to contemporary policy.

Editorial Experience

(a) Youth and Policy Quarterly Journal Founding Editor 1982 – 1987
Youth and Policy Editorial Board and Joint Editor 1990 – present

(b) Scottish Journal of Youth Issues Founding Member of Editorial Board 1999 – 2009

(c) Journal of Youth Work: Research and Positive Practices in Work With Young People Member of Editorial Board 2009 - present

Community Service

Member and Deputy Chair of Management Board, Streetwise Project, Newcastle October 2001 – 2012.
Member Board of Management of National Youth Agency, August 2002- 2009.
Consultant and Adviser Open University Development of Course E131 2004-2005.
Member of Board of Management of Youth Access, March 2006 - 2009.
Member of the Practice Innovation Network Advisory Panel for Detached and Outreach Youth Work Initiative National Youth Agenccy 2005-2006.
Member of Advisory Panel Joseph Rowntree Foundation 'Thinking Village Programme' 2006 – 2009.
Member of Advisory Panel Joseph Rowntree Foundation 'Mentoring Research Programme' 2005 - 2007.
Member of the Archives Committee of the YMCA 2007 – present.
Chair of Advisory Panel and Management Board Irish Chaplaincy in Britain Research Project on Irish Travellers in English and Welsh Prisons 2009 – 2011.
Member of Advisory Panel CARITAS Research Project into the Catholic Church and Social Action 2012 - present

Current Funded Research

Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Evaluation of National MOBEX Programme 2009 – present.
UK Youth: Research on History of UKYouth (1911-2011) for book to be published in 2013/2014.

Conference Organiser

‘History of Community and Youth Work Conference’ Durham University Ushaw College February 2003 [with R. Gilchrist].
'History of Community and Youth Work Conference' Ushaw College, Durham February 2005 [with R. Gilchrist].
'History of Community and Youth Work Conference' Ushaw College, Durham March 2007 [with R. Gilchrist].
‘Thinking Seriously About Youth Work’ Hinsley Hall, Leeds March 2008 [with R. Gilchrist].
‘History of Community and Youth Work Conference Ushaw College, Durham March 2009 [with R. Gilchrist].
‘History of Community and Youth Work Conference Northern College, Barnsley October 2011 [with R. Gilchrist].

Publications

Journal Article

  • Jeffs, T. (2011). Where Now? Youth and Policy (108).
  • Jeffs, T. (2008). Could do Better: Education policy since 1983. Youth and Policy (100).
  • Jeffs, T. & Smith, Mark. (2008). Valuing Youth Work. Youth and Policy (100).
  • Jeffs, T. & Spence, J. (2007). Farewll to all that? The uncertain future of youth and community work education. Youth and Policy (97/98): 135-166.
  • Jeffs, T. (2006). Too few too many: the death of vocation? Concept 16(1 ).
  • Jeffs, T. & Smith, M. (2006). Where is 'Youth Matters' taking us? Youth and Policy (No.91).
  • Jeffs, T. & Smith, Mark. (2006). Where is Youth Matters taking us? Youth and Policy (91).
  • Jeffs, T. (2004). Classic Text 1904 Report on Physical Deterioration. Youth and Policy (84).
  • Jeffs, T. (2004). Rights Bring Responsibility. Young People Now (220).
  • Jeffs, T. (2004). The Curriculum Debate: response to John Ord. Youth and Policy (84).
  • Jeffs, T. (2004). The Genie is out of the bottle. Young People Now 221.
  • Jeffs, T. (2003). Branch Street: Classic Text Revisited. Youth and Policy (80).
  • Jeffs, T. (2003). Even the Adults Look Younger Nowadays. Criminal Justice Matters (54).
  • Jeffs, T. (2003). Inspirations - Ivan Illich and De-schooling Society. Concept 13(1/2).
  • Jeffs, T. (2003). Quest for Knowledge begins with a recognition of shared ignorance. Adults Learning (February).
  • Jeffs, T. (2002). Citizenship, youth work and democratic renewal. Scottish Youth Issues Journal 3.
  • Jeffs, T. & Smith, M. (2002). Individualism and youth work. Youth and Policy 76: 39-65.
  • Jeffs, T. (2002). Whatever happened to radical youth work? Concept 12(2).

Authored book

  • Jeffs, T. & Smith, Mark. (2010). Youth Work and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan.

Chapter in book

  • Gilchrist, R. & Jeffs, T. (2013). "Doing Their Bit" Girls' Clubs and the First World War. In Russell House Press.
  • Jeffs, T. & Coussee, F. (2012). Informal Education in a Historical Perspective: Between an instrument of social education and a socio-educational practice. In Youth Participation in Europe. Loncle, P., Cuconato,M., Muniglia V. & Walther A. Policy Press.
  • Jeffs, J. & Spence, J. (2011). The Development of Youth Work with Girls and Young Women in the Nineteenth Century. In Reflecting on the Past: Essays in the history of youth and community work. Gilchrist, R. et al Russell House Press.
  • Jeffs, P. & Coussee, F. (2011). Toegankelijkheid bekeken vanuit de drie historisch functies van het jeugdwerk. In Uit de marge van het jeugdbeleid. Cousee, F. & Mathijssen, C. Leuven.
  • Jeffs, T. & Smith, M.K. (2010). Resourcing Youth Work: dirty hands and tainted money. In Ethical Issues in Youth Work. Banks, S. Routledge.
  • Jeffs, T. (2010). The relevance of history in youth work. In The History of Youth Work in Europe. Cousee, F., Verschelden, G. Van de Walle, T. Medlinska, M. & Williamson, H. Council of Europe Publishing.
  • Jeffs, T. & Banks, S. (2010). Youth Workers as Controllers: Issues of method and purpose. In Ethical Issues in Youth Work. Banks, S.
  • Jeffs, T. (2009). Informal Education and Evaluation. In International Encyclopedia of Education. McGraw, B., Peterson, P.L. & Baker, E. Elsevier.
  • Gilchrist, R., Jeffs, T., Spence, J. & Walker, J. (2009). Starting Out: Origins of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne YMCA. In Essays in the History of Youth and Community Work. Russell House Press.
  • Spence, J. (2008). Letting in the Light. In Personalised Learning: Taking choice seriously. Webster, Mark. Education Books Now.
  • Jeffs, T. (2007). Crossing the Divide: school-based youth work. In Leading Work With Young People. Harrison, R., Benjamin, C., Curran, S. & Hunter, R. London: Sage. 97-108.

Edited book

Book review

  • Jeffs, T. (2002). Classic Text Revisited. Youth and Policy (78): 88.

Report

  • Jeffs, T. (2013). Evaluation and Report on ‘Reading Project at Hassockfield STC’ [Durham Drug and Alcohol Service].
  • Jeffs, T. & Hodgson, T. (2011). Youth Service Development Fund (Department for Schools and Families) Report on Effectiveness of the Mobex North East Activity Programme, [Submitted to Dept. for Schools and Families].
  • Jeffs, T. & Hodgson, T. (2008). Four Clocks Youth Project, Bishop Auckland: Final Evaluation.
  • Jeffs, T. & Hodgson, T. (2007). Four Clocks Youth Project, Bishop Auckland: Interim Evaluation.
  • Jeffs, T. & Hodgson, T. (2007). Newcastle YMCA Student Project Evaluation.

Research Interests

  • Community and informal education
  • History of youth and community work
  • Youth policy (including youth justice)

Teaching Areas

  • MA Social Policy and Sociology - Youth Policy and Practice 1994 - present