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Approaches to Positive Youth Development
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Approaches to Positive Youth Development

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August 2007 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Scientific research and science-guided practice based on the promotion of an individual's strengths constitutes a radical shift in a new and growing area of study within the field of human development. Its trademark term is `positive youth development'. This approach to human development is based on the idea that, in addition to preventing problems, science and practice should promote the development of competencies, skills, and motivation in order to enhance individuals' developmental pathways.

Approaches to Positive Youth Development is based on this concept and brings together authors from across Europe and America who are leaders in their respective fields. The main focus of the book, beyond a clarification of the paradigmatic foundations, concerns the major contexts of adolescents and young adults, namely, neighborhoods and leisure locales, school and family, and the major themes of healthy psychosocial development, namely, competences and knowledge, prosocial behavior, transcending problems of delinquency, civic engagement, identity, agency, and spirituality.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Rainer K Silbereisen and Richard M Lerner
PART TWO: MODELS OF POSITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN ADOLESCENCE AND YOUNG ADULTHOOD
Peter Benson
Developmental Assets
An Overview of Theory, Research and Practice  
Lonnie Sherrod
Civic Engagement as an Expression of Positive Youth Development
Nancy Eisenberg
Empathy-related Responding
Its Role in Positive Development and Socialization Correlates  
Jutta Heckhausen
Soci(et)al Scaffolding of Individual Growth Across the Life Span
 
PART THREE: MULTIPLE CONTEXTS OF POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Davido Dupree et al
Perceived Social Inequity and Responses to Conflict among Diverse Youth of Color
The Effects of Social and Physical Context on Youth Behavior and Attitudes  
Jacquelynne S Eccles and Corinne Alfeld
Not You! Not Here! Not Now!
Ingrid Schoon
Life Chances and Opportunities in Times of Social Change
Evidence from Two British Birth Cohorts  
John H Laub et al
Social Control and Adolescent Development
A View from Life-Course Criminology  
Karen S Mooney et al
Social Support and Positive Development
Looking on the Bright Side of Adolescent Close Relationships  
Eva Schmitt-Rodermund
The Long Way to Entrepreneurship
Personality, Parenting, Early Interests and Competencies as Precursors for Entrepreneurial Activity among the `Termites'  
 
PART FOUR: INTERVENTIONS AND SOCIAL POLICY
Pamela Ebstyne King
Adolescent Spirituality and Positive Youth Development
A Look at Religion, Social Capital and Moral Functioning  
Constance Flanagan et al
Youth Political Activism
Sources of Public Hope in the Context of Globalization  
Klaus Boehnke et al
Macrosocial Worries as a Source of Positive Youth Development
Results of a 20-Year Longitudinal Study and Policy Implications  
Reed Larson
From `I' to `We'
Development of the Capacity for Teamwork in Youth Programs  
Karina Weichold
Prevention Against Substance Use
Life-skills and Positive Youth Development  
Cigdem Kagitcibasi
Building Resources in the Context of Socio-Economic Disadvantage
Lessons from Research for Social Policies  

Doesn't fit as well with the learning objectives of the course that I anticipated.

Dr Curtis Friedel
Agricultural Education Dept, Virginia Polytechnic Institution / State University
December 7, 2012

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