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Braun, Linda W.; Martin, Hillias J.; Urquhart, Connie – ALA Editions, 2010
Do we add that edgy urban novel to our teen collection? Should we initiate social networking? What about abandoning Dewey for a bookstore arrangement? Change is risky business, but librarians must be prepared to initiate change to best serve teens. YA (young adult) service innovators Linda W. Braun, Hillias J. Martin, and Connie Urquhart explain…
Descriptors: Library Services, Risk Management, Young Adults, Public Libraries
Lucero, Maria Guajardo; Roybal, Patsy – 2001
Noting that parents have the power and influence to positively affect their child's school achievement and influence schools so that other children can benefit from improved educational environments, this program for parent engagement uses the developmental assets framework to build relationships between students, parents, and school staff.…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Parent Participation
Assets for Colorado Youth, Denver. – 2002
Developmental assets are a research-based list of 40 essential building blocks of healthy youth development and comprise the relationships, experiences, and values that youth need to grow up caring, confident, and responsible. This kit is a resource designed for elementary schools and organizations working with youth and parents to help them…
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Multilingual Materials
Scales, Peter C. – Our Children, 1996
At the Search Institute in Minneapolis (Minnesota), researchers study 6th-12th graders nationwide, identifying developmental assets to growing up healthy and happy. They suggest that adults surround children with external assets (support, boundaries and expectations, empowerment, and constructive time use) to help them develop values and skills…
Descriptors: Behavior Standards, Child Development, Child Health, Citizen Participation
Roehlkepartain, Eugene C. – 2001
This booklet discusses the importance of a community-wide approach to asset building, exploring how individuals, organizations, and communities can collaborate to build developmental assets. Principles to guide community asset-building efforts include: strengths versus risks or deficits, relationships versus programs, engagement with youth versus…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Community Change, Community Development
Benson, Peter L. – 1997
This book challenges American communities to reclaim their responsibility for raising healthy, successful, and caring children and adolescents. The book also offers a critique of American culture along with practical strategies for uniting and mobilizing communities around a shared vision of healthy development. The book argues that three…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Child Behavior, Child Health, Child Rearing
Roehlkepartain, Jolene L.; Leffert, Nancy – 2000
Providing children developmental assets such as family support, a caring neighborhood, positive values, and social skills will help them to grow up healthy, well-adjusted, and strong. This book spells out more than 1,000 practical, creative ways to build 40 key assets in children from birth to 11 years. The book describes developmental assets as…
Descriptors: Activities, Adult Child Relationship, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Rearing
Benson, Peter L.; Galbraith, Judy; Espeland, Pamela – 1998
Children and adolescents who succeed have specific assets in their lives--developmental assets, such as family support and self-esteem. The more assets young people have, the less likely they are to lose their way and get into trouble. Based on nationwide studies of children in grades 6 through 12, this book spells out 40 assets that help children…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Adult Child Relationship, Child Rearing
Wood, Mary M.; Brendtro, Larry K.; Fecser, Frank A.; Nichols, Polly – 1999
This monograph provides an introduction to psychoeducational theory in the education of students with emotional and/or behavioral disorders (E/BD). An introduction reviews the history of the psychoeducational approach and stresses the need to put this theory, as well as others, into practice. Chapter 1 compares and integrates six psychoeducational…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Educational Therapy, Elementary Secondary Education
Armstrong, Judy – 1991
A system to provide objective measures of institutional effectiveness was implemented at the Roswell branch of Eastern New Mexico University to determine whether the college was accountable to students, staff, and taxpayers; to improve the curriculum and programs; and to prepare for accreditation review in 1991. A task force spent the summer of…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, College Outcomes Assessment, Graphs, Higher Education
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Brett, Arlene – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1997
Argues that computers and related technology can be an important asset in the classrooms of young children with disabilities. Suggests that this technology can promote mobility, communication, and learning; increase independence; augment abilities; compensate for learning challenges; overcome learned helplessness; and foster competence and…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Developmental Disabilities, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Disabilities
Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Office of Family Assistance. – 2000
This guide suggests ways that states may expend their federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and State Maintenance-of-Effort (MOE) funds. The guide is organized into these seven sections: (1) "Introduction" provides background information, explaining the progress that has been made on welfare reform, what the funding…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adults, Block Grants, Children