Toward Positive Youth Development: Transforming Schools and Community Programs

Toward Positive Youth Development: Transforming Schools and Community Programs

by Marybeth Shinn, Hirokazu Yoshikawa
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195327896

ISBN-13: 9780195327892

Pub. Date: 04/10/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

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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.
Leading scholars in psychology, education, human development, sociology, anthropology, economics, law, and public policy discuss a wide array of social change strategies, and describe how to measure key features of settings as a target and guide for change. The authors also demonstrate how larger social structures - such as school districts, community coalitions, community data resources - can support change. Many of the chapters describe ways to make settings work for all youth, including those marginalized by reason of race, ethnicity, social class, or sexual orientation. Toward Positive Youth Development will guide researchers, educators, administrators and policy makers to improve schools and youth programs for all of America's youth.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195327892
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/10/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Marybeth Shinn and Hirokazu Yoshikawa
Part 1: Changing Classrooms
2. Building Capacity for Positive Youth Development in Secondary School Classrooms: Changing Teachers' Interactions with Students, Robert C. Pianta and Joseph P. Allen
3. Changing Classroom Social Settings Through Attention to Norms, David B. Henry
4. Classroom Settings as Targets of Intervention and Research, Stephanie M. Jones, Joshua L. Brown, and J. Lawrence Aber
Part 2: Changing Schools
5. Schools that Actualize High Expectations for All Youth Theory for Setting Change and Setting Creating, Rhona S. Weinstein
6. An Intervention in Progress: Pursuing Precision in School Race Talk, Mica Pollock
7. Enhancing Representation, Retention and Achievement of Minority Students in Higher Education: A Social Transformation Theory of Change, Kenneth I. Maton, Freeman A. Hrabowski, Metin Özdemir, and Harriette Wimms
8. The School Climate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Students, Stephen T. Russell and Jenifer K. McGuire
9. Whole-School Change, Laura M. Desimone
Part 3: Changing Community Organizations
10. Building the Capacity of Small Community-Based Organizations to Better Serve Youth, Robin Lin Miller, Shannon K. E. Kobes, and Jason C. Forney
11. Quality Accountability: Improving Fidelity of Broad Developmentally Focused Interventions, Charles Smith and Tom Akiva
12. Altering Patterns of Relationships and Participation: Organizing as a Setting-Level Intervention, Paul W. Speer
13. The Ethnic System of Supplementary Education: Non-profit and For-profit Institutions in Los Angeles' Chinese Immigrant Community, Min Zhou
Part 4: Changing Larger Social Structures
14. Socioeconomic School Integration, Richard D. Kahlenberg
15. The Co-Construction of Educational Reform: The Intersection of Federal, State, and Local Contexts, Amanda Datnow
16. Using Community Epidemiologic Data to Improve Social Settings: The Communities that Care Prevention System, Abigail A. Fagan, J. David Hawkins, and Richard F. Catalano
17. The Youth Data Archive: Integrating Data to Assess Social Settings in a Societal Sector Framework, Milbrey McLaughlin and Margaret O'Brien-Strain
Part 5. Cross-Cutting Themes: Strategies for Measurement and Intervention
18. Measuring and Improving Program Quality: Reliability and Statistical Power, Andres Martinez and Stephen W. Raudenbush
19. Improving Youth-Serving Social Settings: Intervention Strategies for Schools, Youth Programs, and Communities, Hirokazu Yoskikawa and Marybeth Shinn

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