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New Frontiers for Youth Development in the Twenty-First Century Revitalizing and Broadening Youth Development

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ISBN-10: 0231122810

ISBN-13: 9780231122818

Edition: 2002

Authors: Melvin Delgado

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Policy makers and care providers have begun to expand the field of youth development with the intention of utilizing community and youth assets as an organizing paradigm. Delgado provides a comprehensive view of this new frontier of youth development.
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 6/26/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 375
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Melvin Delgado is professor of social work and chair of the macropractice at Boston University. His previous books include Community Social Work Practice in the Urban Context, Social Work Practice in Nontraditional Settings, Alcohol Use/Abuse Among Latinos, Social Services in Latino Communities, and Latino Elders in the Twenty-first Century.

The Practice of Youth Development
Setting the Context for the Practice of Youth Development
Social Perspectives on Youth
What Is Youth Development?
Goals of the Book
Youth Development in New Frontier Settings
The Need for This Book
The Structure of the Book
Challenges and Rewards for Youth in the Twenty-First Century
Youth Cultures
Demographic Profile and Trends
Youth Development: Origins and Definitions
The Origins of Youth Development
A Journey in Search of a Definition
What Is Youth Development?
Definitions of Youth Development
Common Themes and Threads
An Encompassing and Contextualized Definition
Youth Development: Approaches and Considerations
A Review of Approaches
Cultural Diversity
The Age Factor
Gender and Sexual Orientation
Youth Development and Disabilities
Participation: Involving Youth in Decisions
The Place of Prevention in Youth Development
Youth Development: Principles and Core Elements
The Importance of Principles
The Core Elements--from the Physical to the Spiritual
Youth-Development Domains: Families, Peer Groups, Schools, and Community
Youth Development and Families
Youth Development and Schools
Peer Groups--an Important Domain
It Takes a Community
Youth Development: Activities, Settings, Marginalized Youth, and Frameworks
The Orchestration of Activities
The Setting--a Border Zone
Youth Development and the Marginalized
Frameworks for Practice
Youth Development: Program Evaluation
Key Evaluation Questions
Evaluation Challenges
Community-based Evaluations
Results from the Field
Promising Approaches to Program Evaluation
New Frontier Settings
The Emergence of New Frontier Settings
Defining New Frontier Settings
The Functions of New Frontier Settings
Nine Key Principles
Multidisciplinary Approaches to the New Frontier
The Historical Involvement of New Frontier Settings and Youth Development
New Funding Initiatives
Definition and Categorization of Museum Functions
Historical Mission
Current Mission
Youth-development Aspects of Programming
Major Youth-development Activities
Definition and Categorization of Library Functions
Historical Mission
Current Mission
Youth-development Aspects of Programming
Major Youth-development Activities
Definition and Categorization of Cyberspace Functions
Historical Function
Current Function
Aspects of Programming in the Digital Age
Major Youth-development Activities
Aquariums, Zoos, and Outdoor Adventure
Common Attributes of the Three Settings
Outdoor Adventure Settings
Information Technology
Community Service
Leadership Development
Career Preparation
Examples of Programs
Methodology and Case Selection
Limitations of Methodology
The Sites Selected for Case Study
The Recruitment and Engagement of Youth in New Frontier Settings
The Importance of Recruitment
Recruitment Strategies
The Engagement Process
Where do We Go from Here?
Twelve Key Issues and Tensions
Index of Names
Index of Subjects