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      The Difficult Connection between Theory and Practice in Social Pedagogy

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      International Journal of Social Pedagogy

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      social pedagogy, theory, practice, reflection, values

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          My main interest in the field of social pedagogy is investigating the link between theory and practice. I will address this topic in the present article, which is a revised version of my presentation at the Social Pedagogy Development Network conference in Sligo, Ireland in May of 2012. That presentation as well as this article draws from my book Sosialpedagogisk praksis (trans. Social Pedagogy Practice), currently being translated into English scheduled for publication March 2013 in the UK by Policy Press ( Storø, 2013).

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                International Journal of Social Pedagogy
                UCL Press (UK )
                1 January 2012
                : 1
                : 1
                : 17-29
                Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway
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                Correspondence to: Jan Storø, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, PO box 4, St. Olavs Plass, NO-0130 Oslo, Norway. Email: jan.storo@

                *Jan Storø has worked with young people and children in care from 1975 – 1999, mostly as a leader of residential units. He was the leader of The Norwegian Leaving Care Project from 1999 – 2002, led the MST treatment Unit of Oslo between 2002 and 2005 before becoming an associate professor on the Child Welfare Bachelor Program at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences. Jan is the author of five books on the transition from care to adulthood and social pedagogy and a wide range of articles on these and other topics connected to child welfare.

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