Contains the keyword Youth development--United States
"This path breaking volume invites us as educators, students, and community members to consider the transformative potential of YPAR to artfully and radically interrupt dominant research discourses that often betray the lived experiences of the researched. This is a very eye-opening, inspirational read!" --Angela Valenzuela, Professor of Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Administration, University of Texas at Austin
"Social settings have enormous power to promote or hinder positive youth development. Researchers and practitioners know a great deal about features of schools and programs for youth that affect development, but much less about how to transform settings to bring about these desirable features. This book shows how to harness the power of settings. It shifts the debate from simply enhancing youth outcomes at the individual level to improving the settings of youths' daily lives. The book offers researchers and practitioners blueprints for creating and changing influential settings including classrooms, schools, universities, out-of-school time programs, ethnic systems of supplementary education, and other community-based programs."