In the 1960s, the Faculty of Education established a Centre for Youth Studies and Research. This promoted inter-disciplinary research into matters relating to youth work. A diploma in youth work was introduced.
The file includes an application to the Van Leer Foundation for research funding (successful). There is also a memorandum by staff member, Cyril Smith, "Proposals for the development of a research unit in the Department of Youth Work" (1966, revised 1969) which provides an overview of its research work to date.
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