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ERIC Number: EJ772423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0040-5841
Promoting Positive Youth Development in Schools
Gomez, Brendan J.; Ang, Patricia Mei-Mei
Theory Into Practice, v46 n2 p97-104 2007
This article discusses three focal areas in promoting positive youth development (PYD) in schools: positive people, positive places, and positive opportunities. Given school personnel workload and federal policies that emphasize academic achievement, it remains a goal to focus on holistic adolescent outcomes and school outcomes that increase both adolescent psychosocial well-being and societal well-being. Schools need to recognize, engage, and sustain existing and potential resources in their own school environment and surrounding communities, in developing adolescents' competence, confidence, connections, character, caring, and the ability to contribute to society. Key in making PYD successful in schools is to view efforts and outcomes through a system-wide approach and to enter into strategic partnerships with important stakeholders in the community that share a common vision of promoting PYD.
Lawrence Erlbaum. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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