Job: Senior Lecturer / MA YCD Programme Leader
Faculty: Health and Life Sciences
School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences
Research group(s): Young People Research Group
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.
T: +44 (0)116 2078795
Prior to successfully completing his PhD in 1991, titled: ‘The Communication Environment of the Gujarati Community in Leicester’, Jagdish worked as a practitioner of community education in the inner city of Leicester, including heading a centre. His work identified provision and also built bridges between minority communities and also included intergenerational work, empowering people and communities through civic engagement. He is passionate about working with people and communities on issues, particularly relating to social justice.
An experienced and qualified youth worker, he joined De Montfort’s Youth & Community Division in 2002, taking on the role of MA Programmes Leader for Youth Work / Health & Community Development. His main areas of teaching and research interests include youth work and community development, politics of education and social theory, anti-oppressive practice and issues around equality, diversity, social exclusion and disaffection.
Jagdish is also International Lead for the School of Applied Social Sciences, promoting the ‘internationalisation’ agenda of DMU.
Young People Research Group
Youth work and community development, politics of education and social theory, anti-oppressive practice and issues around equality, diversity, social exclusion and disaffection.
Work with Young People
Theory & Practice of Community Development
Issues of Health & Well-being in Youth & Community Development
Professional Youth Work Practice
Equality & Diversity
MA Community Education (inc. JNC professional qualification)
BA (Hons) Social Analysis
CELTA (Cert. Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages)
MA Youth Work & Community Development
MA Youth Work Health & Community Development
MA Youth & Community Studies
MA Health & Community Development Studies
Fellow of Higher Education Academy: 2006 – Present
JNC Professional Qualification in Youth Work
DMU – Wuhan University Joint Symposium, 2013: Practitioner Values in Youth & Community Development. Paper presented by Jagdish Chouhan.
Wuhan University, China, 2013: International Conference – Marxism & Socialism in 21st Century. Paper presented by Jagdish Chouhan, ‘The Significant Role of Youth & Community Development Work’.
Jagdish Chouhan, (2009), ‘Anti-Oppressive Practice Work with Young People’, in Jason Wood & Jean Hine, ‘Work with Young People: Developments in Theory, Policy and Practice’, Sage.
Jagdish Chouhan, (2014), ‘The Significant Role of Youth & Community Development Work’, in International Critical Thought, Taylor & Francis.
DMU Staff Training on Equality & Diversity, 2013 - Present
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