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Futch, Valerie A. – Youth & Society, 2016
This article explores collective identity as a useful theoretical framework for understanding social and developmental processes that occur in youth programs. Through narrative analysis of past participant interviews (n = 21) from an after-school theater program, known as "The SOURCE", it was found that participants very clearly describe…
Descriptors: Models, Collectivism, Identification (Psychology), Youth Programs
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Pitcock, Sarah; Seidel, Bob – State Education Standard, 2015
As numerous studies from 1906 on have confirmed, children lose ground in learning if they lack opportunities for building skills over the summer. Nonetheless, summer learning loss comes up but rarely in the national discussion of education reform. By the end of summer, students perform on average one month behind where they left off in the spring.…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Maintenance, Program Development, Educational Policy
Gordon, Lyn, Ed.; Bradley, Jennifer, Ed.; Aue, Nicole, Ed.; Holman, Ariel, Ed. – Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health, 2006
The 12th Annual Building on Family Strengths Conference was held from June 23rd through June 25th 2005 in Portland, Oregon. Highlights included: (1) An information-packed keynote address by Dr. Richard M. Lerner on promoting positive youth development through enhancing the assets of communities; (2) An exciting research plenary panel session that…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Health Needs, Health Services, Evidence
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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