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ERIC Number: EJ1153013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Effective Chaperone Selection and Training for Enhanced Youth Experiences
Anderson, Emily J.; Roop, Kelsey; MacArthur, Stacey
Journal of Extension, v55 n4 Article 4IAW3 Aug 2017
This article identifies key strategies for selecting and training chaperones for youth programs. Although substantial research on volunteer core competencies and training exists, very little has been written to specifically address volunteers who serve in a chaperone capacity. We surveyed chaperones who had participated in an international youth development program to identify the most valuable personal characteristics of a successful chaperone and the most beneficial elements of a pre-event chaperone training program. The lists of these key characteristics and training topics can be used by Extension professionals in selecting chaperones and designing training opportunities for their own programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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