Außerschulische Jugendarbeit

Term

Außerschulische Jugendarbeit

Translation 
Extracurricular work for children and young people
Country of origin
Austria
Grammatical variants 
Außerschulischer Jugendarbeit
Category
Non-formal education
Brief description 

Activities for and with children and youth taking place out of school and focusing on personality development through informal and non-formal learning

Equivalents in other countries 
Full description 

According to the Federal Youth Promotion Act [Bundes-Jugendförderungsgesetz] "youth" includes all young people until 30 years of age. Extracurricular work for children and young people involves all kinds of pedagogical measures that supplement familial education and take place out of school.
Youth institutions, associations, centres and initiatives provide meaningful leisure time activities for young people aiming at their cognitive, physical, ethical, social, political and cultural development. Non-formal and informal learning opportunities shall bring forward abilities and strengths of young people; convey tolerance and understanding, consciousness for the environment, political and social commitment and participation. It shall encourage creativity and the encounter with cultural heritage in order to promote participation in cultural life.
Extracurricular work for children and young people is among the responsibilities of the Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth [Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft, Familie und Jugend, BMWFJ], the Federal Youth Promotion Act [Bundes-Jugendförderungsgesetz] providing the legal substructure. The Ministry provides funding and supports training for youth workers (in cooperation with the provinces).
At community level, youth centres implement the provincial youth programmes and provide the infrastructure for creative activities and launch projects which focus on youth culture (art and media projects, youth theatre, music and literature).

 

Level of education
ISCED 0, ISCED 1, ISCED 2, ISCED 3
Type of education
Non formal
Updated
20-12-2011