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ERIC Number: EJ1004328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
Values in Action with Early School
Digney, Alison; Digney, John
Reclaiming Children and Youth, v21 n4 p47-50 Win 2013
At a conference where he received the Circle of Courage Award, psychologist Christopher Peterson (Peterson & Brendtro, 2008) noted that there is something about the architecture of the human mind that causes it to overlook strengths. He suggested three reasons the focus needs to shift to strengths: (1) competence makes life most worth living; (2) paying attention to what people do well is an excellent way to solve problems; and (3) it is a lot more fun to use strength-based approaches. This article reports on the application of these principles to a project for youth who had experienced troubled histories in school and life. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland