ERIC Number: EJ1048587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Growth-Promoting Relationships with Children and Youth
Spencer, Renée; Rhodes, Jean E.
New Directions for Youth Development, n144 p59-72 Win 2014
At the heart of afterschool programs are the relationships that form between the children and youth who participate in these programs and the adults who lead them. To be effective, adults working in afterschool settings must be able to engage youth in growth-promoting relationships. This article identifies and describes four foundational ways of interacting with youth that foster the development of such relationships--engaging in warm and emotionally supportive connections, providing developmentally appropriate structure and support, cultivating and responding to youth initiative, and scaffolding and propelling youth learning and skill development.
Descriptors: After School Programs, Interpersonal Relationship, Student Development, Skill Development, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Caring, Interaction, Teacher Student Relationship
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