Participation of professionals in the assistance for education

Participation is essential in the daily work of social workers with children and young people. The clients of aids for upbringing should be “empowered” and get access to supportive structures. At the same time, little is known about the influence of social workers’ participation on their labour process. Which access do the employees have? Which design parameters are applied? What implications does this aspect of participation have for work in stationary child and youth care? In order to answer these questions, the labour-sociological subproject of geste will proceed in two-steps.

 

 

Our approach

In order to get an overview of the field, experts (e.g. trade union representatives, executive management, employees of the youth welfare office) from Germany and England are currently interviewed about structural aspects. These expert interviews will be completed and evaluated by the end of the year 2020.

The employee survey will start in the beginning of 2021. The employees will be interviewed about their subjective approaches, perspectives and strategies to their participation opportunities.

Qualitative interviews are conducted for both steps and evaluated accordingly in a qualitative paradigm.

 

 

 

Contact

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Menz

Universität Hamburg
Welckerstr. 8
20354 Hamburg
Raum: 5.23

Mail.: wolfgang.christian.menz@uni-hamburg.de

Tel.: +49 40 42838-9889

Coco Klußmann, M.A.

Universität Hamburg
Welckerstr. 8
20354 Hamburg
Raum: 5.25

Mail.: coco.klussmann@uni-hamburg.de

Tel.: +49 40 42838-7918

Lukas Underwood

Universität Hamburg
Welckerstr. 8
20345 Hamburg
Raum: 5.25

Mail.: lukas.underwood@uni-hamburg.de

Tel.: +49 40 42838-7921