Contentious Issues: Discussion Stories for Young PeopleISBN: 9781843100331
Challenging prejudice, sterotyping and judgemental behaviour, this volume consists of 40 discussion stories which reflect society and the problems young people face today. Aimed at promoting discussion and awareness, the author challenges young people to consider events and the part they themselves play in life, thus producing more responsible and independantly thinking young adults. In particular, children with Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism often have difficulty coming to grips with social situations, so that the stories in this volume should be especially useful for those working with such children. The stories are primarily intended for group work, although they can be used on a one-to-one basis, and since young people take more notice of what their peers say rather than adults, it aims to provide a useful forum for a multitude of opinions to be expressed. No previous knowledge of the topics is necessary and the book contains comprehensive guidance for professionals and parents.