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ERIC Number: EJ791690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
Framing Youth Issues for Public Support
Lochner, Ann; Bales, Susan Nall
New Directions for Youth Development, n112 p11-23 Win 2006
Research has confirmed short- and long-term positive effects of quality youth development programs. Despite the evidence of the positive outcomes of youth programs, policies supporting these programs are inadequate due in part to limited public understanding about the developmental process and the role of quality youth development programs during the middle years. This article highlights how a youth policy commission came to identify the need for public will building as a priority in promoting positive youth policies. The authors review recommendations that emerged from a research study exploring how the policy conversation about youth and youth programs could be successfully reframed. They also identify common dominant frames that negatively influence the way people think about youth issues and alternate frames that evoke a different way of thinking that is more supportive of positive policy solutions. Implications of reframes for effectively communicating about youth and intentional programs so vital to their optimal development are demonstrated. (Contains 10 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota