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Toward positive youth development : transforming schools and community programs

Author: Marybeth Shinn; Hirokazu Yoshikawa
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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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  Read more...
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Toward positive youth development.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007031282
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marybeth Shinn; Hirokazu Yoshikawa
ISBN: 9780199301478 0199301476
OCLC Number: 929334575
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 387 p.) : ill
Contents: Changing classrooms --
Building capacity for positive youth development in secondary school classrooms : changing teachers' interactions with students / Robert C. Pianta and Joseph P. Allen --
Changing classroom social settings through attention to norms / David B. Henry --
Classroom settings as targets of intervention and research / Stephanie M. Jones, Joshua L. Brown, and J. Lawrence Aber --
Changing schools --
Schools that actualize high expectations for all youth : theory for setting change and setting creation / Rhona S. Weinstein --
An intervention in progress : pursuing precision in school race talk / Mica Pollock --
Enhancing representation, retention, and achievement of minority students in higher education : a social transformation theory of change / Kenneth I. Maton ... [et al.] --
The school climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students / Stephen T. Russell and Jenifer K. McGuire --
Whole-school change / Laura M. Desimone --
Changing community organizations --
Building the capacity of small community-based organizations to better serve youth / Robin Lin Miller, Shannon K.E. Kobes, and Jason C. Forney --
Quality accountability : improving fidelity of broad developmentally focused interventions / Charles Smith and Tom Akiva --
Altering patterns of relationship and participation : youth organizing as a setting-level intervention / Paul W. Speer --
The ethnic system of supplementary education : non-rofit and for-profit institutions in Los Angeles' Chinese immigrant community / Min Zhou --
Changing larger social structures --
Socioeconomic school integration / Richard D. Kahlenberg --
The co-construction of educational reform : the intersection of federal, state, and local contexts / Amanda Datnow --
Using community epidemiologic data to improve social settings : the Communities that care prevention system / Abigail A. Fagan, J. David Hawkins, and Richard F. Catalano --
The youth data archive : integrating data to assess social settings in a societal sector framework / Milbrey McLaughlin and Margaret O'Brien-Strain --
Cross-cutting themes : strategies for measurement and intervention --
Measuring and improving program quality : reliability and statistical power / Andres Martinez and Stephen W. Raudenbush --
Improving youth-serving social settings : intervention goals and strategies for schools, youth programs, and communities / Hirokazu Yoshikawa and Marybeth Shinn.
Responsibility: editors, Marybeth Shinn, Hirokazu Yoshikawa.

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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.

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