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Trends in Youth Development Visions, Realities and Challenges (Kluwer International Series in Video Computing)by Peter L. Benson
Synopses & Reviews
This important work presents contributions from leading researchers in the field of youth development. These papers address issues around what happens to American youth as they emerge from their pre-teen years. Under the editorship of Peter Benson of Search Institute - a non-profit organization dedicated to the notion that our youth should be seen as assets, rather than liabilities - this book stands as an eloquent summary of the best ways to aid youth in their social, educational, and career development.
Book News Annotation:
In 1998, the Youth Development Funders Group established the Youth Development Directions Project to examine the state of the youth development movement, lay out the key challenges it faces, and suggest directions in which to advance its growth and effectiveness. The ten studies that were hammered out the next couple years cover framing youth development, arenas of action that drive it, and locating it on the ground. A wide range of professions and organizations are involved in the movement, but none of the authors are identified.
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This work presents contributions from leading researchers in the field of youth development. It addresses issues around what happens to American youth as they emerge from their pre-teen years. It stands as a summary of ways to aid youth in their social, educational, and career development.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Moving the Youth Development Message: Turning a Vague Idea into a Moral Imperative; P.L. Benson, K. Pittman. Part I: Framing Youth Development. 1. Unfinished Business: Further Reflections on a Decade of Promoting Youth Development; K. Pittman, et al. Part II: Arenas of Action That Drive Youth Development. 2. Perceptual Barriers to Valuing and Supporting Youth; S.N. Bales. 3. The Policy Climate for Early Adolescent Initiatives; G. Walker. 4. A Matter of Money: The Cost and Financing of Youth Development; R.P. Newman, et al. 5. The Scientific Foundations of Youth Development; P.L. Benson, R.N. Saito. 6. Measuring Deficits and Assets: How we Track Youth Development Now, and How we Should Track it; G.B. MacDonald, R. Valdivieso. Part III: Locating Youth Development on the Ground: Systems and Settings. 7. How History, Ideology, and Structure Shape the Organizations that Shape Youth; J. Costello, et al. 8. Juvenile Justice and Positive Youth Development; R.G. Schwartz. 9. The More Things Change, the More they Stay the Same: The Evolution and Devolution of Youth Employment Programs; A. Zuckerman. 10. Youth Development in Community Settings: Challenges to our Field and our Approach; J.P. Connell, et al. Index.
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