Toward positive youth development : transforming schools and community programs
Source:Oxford University Press, Oxford ; New York, p.387 (2008)
Call Number:Cubb LC210.5 .P69 2008
Keywords:Classroom environment--United States, Educational sociology--United States, School environment--United States, Youth development--United States
"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."