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ERIC Number: EJ713666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-22
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
A New Perspective: An Evaluation of Youth by Youth
Tackett, Wendy
Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, v14 n1 p5 Spr 2005
"Adults don't listen to me because they don't think I have anything interesting to say," an eleven-year-old boy explained to the authors of this article during one of the after-school focus groups that took place at Homer (Michigan) Community Schools. However, as part of the Youth Participatory Evaluation (YPE) team's effort to evaluate GAP programming based on five of the Search Institute's Forty Developmental Assets, the team spent a total of ten hours listening to what 64 fifth- and sixth-grade students had to say on everything from their daily routines to their wildest dreams. After all of this, they came away with the impression that these kids were anything but uninteresting. Sections in this article include: (1) Development of YPE; (2) Getting Acclimated; (3) Researching the Assets; (4) Methodology; (5) Data Analysis; (6) Homer's Findings; (7) Marshall's Findings; (8) Tekonsha's Findings; (9) Overall Findings; (10) Conclusions and Recommendations; (11) What We Learned; and (12) Conclusion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan