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Sommer, Teresa Eckrich; Chase-Lansdale, P. Lindsay; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; Gardner, Margo; Rauner, Diana Mendley; Freel, Karen – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: Economic, developmental, and sociological theories and research suggest that there are benefits associated with on-time postsecondary credentialing and training for low-income parents even though this often means the management of family, work, and school while children are young. This argument is based on three conclusions…
Descriptors: Credentials, Educational Attainment, Grounded Theory, Early Childhood Education
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Roth, Jodie; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; Murray, Lawrence; Foster, William – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 1998
Defines youth development programs and reviews the program evaluation literature. Discusses (1) positive-behavior focused competency/asset enhancing programs, (2) problem-behavior focused competency/asset enhancing programs, and (3) resistance skills-based prevention programs. Includes an appendix of detailed summaries of 15 program evaluations.…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Developmental Programs, Early Intervention