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Scales, Peter C.; Benson, Peter L.; Dershem, Larry; Fraher, Kathleen; Makonnen, Raphael; Nazneen, Shahana; Syvertsen, Amy K.; Titus, Sarah – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2013
"Kishoree Kontha" ("Adolescent Girls' Voices") was implemented in Bangladeshi villages to build the developmental assets (e.g., support from others, social competencies) of rural girls through peer education in social skills, literacy, and school learning. The Developmental Assets Profile (DAP) measured the project's impact on…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Womens Education, Access to Education
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Hamilton, Mary Agnes; Hamilton, Stephen F.; Bianchi, Lucia; Bran, Jacqui – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2013
New and improved institutions are needed to support the transition to adulthood of vulnerable young people. Existing institutions that should provide that support demonstrate structural lag: they have not adapted to changing circumstances. Action research was conducted in Por un Manana, an employment training program for low-income youth and young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Social Integration, Low Income
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Balsano, Aida B.; Phelps, Erin; Theokas, Christina; Lerner, Jacqueline V.; Lerner, Richard M. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2009
Theory and research suggest that structured, out-of-school-time activities, and in particular youth development programs aimed at promoting positive youth development (PYD), are key developmental assets for such development. Using longitudinal data from 945 fifth and sixth graders participating in the 4-H Study of PYD, initial descriptive…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Youth Programs, Early Adolescents, Adolescents
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Fitzgerald, Hiram E.; And Others – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 1996
Applied developmental science (ADS) represents a theoretical and methodological approach to university-community collaborations that emphasizes commitment, asset building, individual differences, and reciprocity of knowledge application and generation. ADS as it has emerged at Michigan State University includes youth-oriented educational,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Cooperation, Cultural Differences, Developmental Programs
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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