ERIC Number: ED468022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
The Youth Indicators Field in Research and Practice: Current Status and Targets of Opportunity.
Brown, Brett; Moore, Kristin
Over the last decade, policymakers, practitioners, and funders in the youth development field have become increasingly reliant on social indicators as tools to identify areas of need, to target resources, to set and monitor progress toward measurable goals, and to assess policy and program effectiveness. This report to the William T. Grant Foundation provides an overview of the youth social indicators field, including its dimensions, accomplishments, and major opportunities for development in the coming decade, with particular attention to those opportunities that seem to fit most closely with the goals of the Foundation. Following introductory remarks on the nature and uses of social indicators, the report describes the current status of and key opportunities for the youth indicators field in four major areas: (1) research and measurement; (2) data development; (3) dissemination/data availability; and (4) using indicators in training and technical assistance. The report concludes by identifying the greatest opportunities for the Grant Foundation, given the Foundation's core interests. Appended are web site addresses for the surveys, publications, and programs mentioned in the report. (Contains 41 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Data Collection, Information Dissemination, Measurement Techniques, Research and Development, Research Needs, Research Problems, Social Indicators, Technical Assistance, Theory Practice Relationship
Child Trends, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20008 ($10). Tel: 202-362-5580; Fax: 202-362-5533. For full text: http://www.childtrends.org/pdf/Grantrptfinal.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Grant (W.T.) Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Child Trends, Inc., Washington, DC.