Publications

AIEJI is dedicated to publishing papers and documents that discuss the ethical guidelines, the professional platform, the qualifications and competencies, the challenges and the development of social educators as a profession and its field of work.

The Competence Profile of Social Educators 
The board of AIEJI has decided to make a new and updated version of a common professional framework for social educators all over the world. The result is the document The Competence Profile of Social Educators. The purpose is to create a sound professional and unique foundation for social educators as a specialist group across the world to ensure greater recognition, accreditation and professional pride.

Download the document: Competence Profile

Social educational work within mental health
March 2017 AIEJI published a report that sheds light on how social educators can improve the lives and situations of persons with a mental illness. AIEJI members have contributed with qualitative interviews from seven countries: Brazil, Denmark, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain and Switzerland. The social educators interviewed work within the social psychiatry as well as the treatment psychiatry. Theoretical and empirical perspectives have been incorporated into the delineation of good practices for social educational work within the field of mental health.

Download the report here: Social educational work within mental health

Social Educational work with refugee minor asylum seekers
June 2015 AIEJI finished a report about this very important global issue. Members of AIEJI contributed by participating in a survey about the target group in 16 countries. And in 4 countries (Italy, Spain, Israel and Denmark) social educators were interviewed about their work with the group, and In Italy and Denmark 7 unaccompanied refugee minors were interviewed about their life situation. The report reflects on both empirical and theoretical issues and ends by giving messages about social educational work that benefits the refugee minors and messages to the political level about political priorities concerning the the unaccompanied refugee minors.

Download the report here: Social educational work – with refugee minor asylum seekers

Download the danish version here.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Social Education
In September 2012 AIEJI held a seminar to discuss the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in relation to placed children. The seminar focused on how national legislations mention placed children and their rights and the role of social educators as guarantors of their rights.

The result is the paper “The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Social Education – children placed outside the home” which we hope will be used at relevant workplaces, authorities and institutions to discuss how the rights of placed children can be ensured.

Download the paper here (English version)

Spanish draft version Children’s rights DOK1189344_ES

The profession of social education in Europe
December 2011 a comparative survey concerning the profession of social education was published. It was initiated by the Sanish AIEJI member organisation CGEES. The survey underlines a European variation regarding the different educations and understandings of the profession and terminologies where different historical, cultural and social factors play a role. The survey gives a needed overview of the profession in Europe and a platform to discuss and promote the profession in the context of The European Union.

Download the survey The Profession of Social Education

Working with persons with developmental disabilities
In 2010, AIEJI finalized the document Working with Persons with Developmental Disabilities – the Role of the Social Educator. The document discusses the challenges social educators meet when taking the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into consideration in the daily actions, decisions and routines.

Download the document: English Italian Danish Portuguese

The professional competences of social educators
In 2006, the board of AIEJI decided to create a document that would stand as a common professional framework for social educators all over the world. The result was the document The Professional Competences of Social Educators – a conceptual framework. The purpose of this document is not to come up with a final definition of social education but to give inspiration both to the individual social educator and the social educational work places at a national level in order to develop and discuss the profession.

Download the document: English Francais Español Deutsch Italiano Russki

Declarations
The Copenhagen Declaration 2009
The Montevideo Declaration 2005
The Barcelona Declaration 2003
The New York Declaration 1990

UN Conventions 
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

AIEJI is dedicated to publishing papers and documents that discuss the ethical guidelines, the professional platform, the qualifications and competencies, the challenges and the development of social educators as a profession and its field of work.