Working with young people: Roles and responsibilities
Working with young people: Roles and responsibilities

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Working with young people: Roles and responsibilities

1.6.2 B. Worker as personal reformer

Young people are flawed human beings and potentially quite wild and ‘untamed’. They are the cause of much misery to a lot of adults, and don't promise at all well for the future of society. At least, though, they are mouldable. It's the adults’ role in society to reform and domesticate them because adults know best. This needs to take place through instruction, and occasionally through punishment. We need to show them ‘the right way to be’, and tell them how to behave so they will eventually – if they deserve to -be able to take their full place in society.


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