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ERIC Number: EJ790732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
Pathways of Influence in Out-of-School Time: A Community-University Partnership to Develop Ethics
Peterson, Donna J.; Roebuck, James C.; Betts, Sherry C.; Stuart, Marta E.
New Directions for Youth Development, n108 p135-143 Win 2005
How do people help youth develop ethics in this complex world? What do they know about how young people think about right and wrong? Where and when are the teachable moments? One community in the southwestern United States decided to ask youth about their ideas, values, behavior, and aspirations--in essence, put themselves in the shoes of the youth around them. They then used that information to build on strengths and address needs. This article describes how this community partnered with a university to use local data on what youth think about right and wrong, how they behave, and how they use out-of-school time to discover the access points or pathways of influence to promote good character and positive youth development. The lessons learned concerning the authors' understanding of ethics in youth are presented. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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