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ERIC Number: EJ947058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0145-935X
Training the "Wizards": A Model for Building Self Efficacy and Peer Networks among Urban Youth Workers
Ross, Laurie; Buglione, Suzanne; Safford-Farquharson, Jennifer
Child & Youth Services, v32 n3 p200-223 2011
This article presents a community's efforts to address the professional development needs of frontline youth workers. A coalition designed a 13-week Youth Worker Training Institute to increase youth workers' knowledge, skills, self-efficacy, and professional networks. After the Institute, participants reported feeling more skillful, connected to other youth workers, confident, professional, reflective, and being more powerful change agents. Based on results from this formative evaluation, we suggest that it was multiple teaching and learning strategies that promoted reflection, peer learning, and networking--that contributed to youth workers gaining knowledge and skills that in turn increased their confidence and sense of self-efficacy. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts