An Evaluation Of Training In Social Pedagogy In Slovenia

  • Alenka Kobolt Department for Social Pedagogy, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Keywords: social pedagogy, residential care, special needs, quality assurance


This paper overviews key factors that influence the quality of child and youth care work, and focuses on pre-service academic training as a critical factor. The paper also presents the evaluation of a program in Social Pedagogy in Slovenia by 131 students who were in the fourth year of study between 1997 and 2001. Major themes that emerged from the evaluation were the need for an emphasis on the teaching of theoretical approaches, and the constant need to update and improve academic programs to keep pace with changing trends in the field.
How to Cite
Kobolt, A. . (2005). An Evaluation Of Training In Social Pedagogy In Slovenia. Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, 20, 83–92. Retrieved from