Beyond the Front Stoop Community Programs to Promote Youth Development

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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: National Academies Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 250
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Jacquelynne S. Eccles is McKeachie/Pintrich Distinguished University Professor in the School of Education, University of Michigan.

Executive Summary
Setting the Stage
Growing Support for Programs
Adolescent Development
Committee Charge
Youth in the United States: A Mixed Picture
Scope of the Study
Guide to the Report
Promoting Adolescent Development
Adolescent Development
Developmental Challenges, Opportunities, and Risks
Personal and Social Assets That Promote Well-Being
How to Measure Well-Being
Theoretical Perspectives
Practical Wisdom
Empirical Research
Personal and Social Assets
Features of Positive Developmental Settings
Features That Maximize Positive Development
Essential Ingredients of Good Programs
The Role of Community Programs for Youth
The Landscape of Community Programs for Youth
Insights from Nonexperimental Studies
A Wide Range of Programs
Features of Community Programs for Youth
Lessons from Experimental Evaluations
Reviews and Meta-Analyses of Evaluations
Three Model Program Evaluations
Conclusions About Program Features
Evaluation and Social Indicator Data
Generating New Information
Evaluating Community Programs for Youth
Questions Asked in Comprehensive Evaluation
Data and Technical Assistance Resources
Uses of Social Indicator Data
Data Sources
Assessing Program Implementation and Operation
The Intersection of Practice, Policy, and Research
Funding and Support for Programs
Functional Supports
Conclusions and Recommendations
Policy and Practice
Research, Evaluation, and Data Collection
Concluding Thoughts
Fundamental Principles of Human Development
Theoretical Frameworks for Conceptualizing Positive Developmental Processes
Biographical Sketches
Related Reports from the National Academies
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