ERIC Number: ED480968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Youth REP Step By Step: An Introduction to Youth-Led Research and Evaluation. Youth in Focus.
Silva, Elena; Zimmerman, Kristen; Erbstein, Nancy
This document presents step-by-step guidelines to help communities and organizations implement youth-led research, evaluation, and planning (Youth REP) as a way of empowering youth to participate in community development and social transformation. The guide offers an overview of youth-led research and evaluation project stages and critical insights from project facilitators, youth evaluators, and community members who have used the Youth REP approach to address a wide range of issues such as enhancing public health, strengthening after-school programs, reforming the juvenile justice system, and improving public schools. The introduction explains the conceptual foundations of Youth REP. Part 1 offers guidance on assessing organizational readiness to take on youth-led projects and gives advice from youth evaluators and their host organizations. Part 2 provides a detailed overview of the Stepping Stones process for youth-led research or evaluation and discusses the following steps that an organization might take to develop and implement a program: getting ready; orientation and team building; research/evaluation design; skill development; data collection and documentation; data analysis; final report, presentation, and celebration; and developing and implementing an action plan. Part 2 also includes sample activities and "snapshots" of past Youth in Focus-coached projects. Appendices provide information on other resources and examples of youth led research and evaluation project budgets and timelines. (MN)
Descriptors: Action Research, Citizen Participation, Community Action, Community Development, Cooperative Planning, Definitions, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Guides, Needs Assessment, Organizational Development, Participative Decision Making, Program Development, Program Guides, Research Methodology, Researchers, Youth, Youth Leaders, Youth Programs
Youth In Focus, 1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 510, Oakland, CA 94612 ($10). Tel: 510-251-9800; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.youthinfocus.net.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: San Francisco Foundation, CA.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
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