ERIC Number: ED172909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Youth Development and Families.
Berkeley, Muriel V., Ed.; Dennis, Deborah Ellis, Ed.
This report includes the keynote address and summaries of discussions from three workgroups and the plenary session of a conference on youth development and families. The key address, "Reflections on Youth and Policies for Youth" by Martin Trow, presented a typology which categorized youth in terms of adequacy of financial resources and adequacy of socialization. The typology was used to illustrate how the focus of programs for youth may vary depending on the type of youth served. The address also included observations on labor markets for youth and relationships between local politics and federal programs. A summary of the discussion following the address is included in the report. The three workgroup dicussions concerned youth development and families, youth development within the context of the larger society, and theory of youth development. Topics discussed in the first workgroup included definition of the family, the diversity of research orientations on youth development and families, methodological issues in research, and a variety of substantive issues. Topics of particular interest in the second workgroup were the quality of youth service programs, local involvement, public schools, alternative conceptualizations of youth development, labeling of antisocial youth, and means of stimulating and funding innovative research. Of concern in the third workgroup were conceptual issues, stages, the role of culture, role diffusion, and socialization. The plenary session focused on research priorities. Included in the report is an outline of the conference agenda and a list of the participants. (SS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Social Research Group.
Note: Proceedings of a conference sponsored by the Interagency Panel for Research and Development on Adolescence (Washington, D.C., September 18-19, 1978)