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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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Norton, Christine Lynn; Watt, Toni Terling – Journal of Experiential Education, 2014
Young people today face a multitude of challenges, especially when growing up in an urban environment. Risk factors such as poverty, exposure to gangs, drugs, and community and family violence threaten healthy development. The positive youth development (PYD) approach attempts to combat these personal and environmental challenges by providing…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Youth Programs, Outdoor Education, Pretests Posttests
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Forneris, Tanya; Camiré, Martin; Williamson, Robert – Applied Developmental Science, 2015
In order to prepare students for adulthood and responsible citizenship, most high schools offer extracurricular activities designed to facilitate the learning of a wide range of competencies. The purpose of this study was to examine how participation in a single or a combination of extracurricular school activities for high school students may…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Extracurricular Activities, Competence
Richardson, Julia G. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this program evaluation was to examine the influences of the Link Crew Transitional program upon transition to ninth grade and the promotion of the developmental assets of bonding to school, safety, caring school climate, and positive peer influences. The research design for this evaluation was qualitative. Focus groups were…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Caring, Program Evaluation, Focus Groups
Grassi, Annemarie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study is to understand the relationship between quality social support networks developed through high quality afterschool programming and achievement amongst middle school and high school aged youth. This study seeks to develop a deeper understanding of how quality after-school programs influence a youth's developmental…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Correlation, Academic Achievement, Social Networks
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Parish, Susan L.; Rose, Roderick A.; Swaine, Jamie G.; Dababnah, Sarah; Mayra, Ellen Tracy – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2012
Understanding the financial well-being of single mothers who care for children with developmental disabilities is important to ensure that public policies can be effectively targeted to support these vulnerable families. The authors analyze data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation to describe income poverty, asset poverty, income,…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Income, Poverty, Mothers
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van Winkelen, Christine – Learning Organization, 2016
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the use of developmental evaluation methods with community of practice programmes experiencing change or transition to better understand how to target support resources. Design/methodology/approach: The practical use of a number of developmental evaluation methods was explored in three organizations over a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods, Communities of Practice, Educational Change
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Torney-Purta, Judith; Barber, Carolyn H.; Wilkenfeld, Britt – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2007
Many studies have reported gaps between Latino and non-Latino adolescents in academic and political outcomes. The current study presents possible explanations for such gaps, both at the individual and school level. Hierarchical linear modeling is employed to examine data from 2,811 American ninth graders (approximately 14 years of age) who had…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Grade 9, Classroom Environment, Adolescents
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Busseri, Michael A.; Willoughby, Teena; Chalmers, Heather; Bogaert, Anthony R. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2006
This study investigated the relation of adolescent same-sex attraction to "successful development" (Baltes, P. B., "Am. Psychol." 32:366-380, 1997). Based on a survey of high-school adolescents, four groups were defined according to the nature of self-reported sexual attraction: exclusively heterosexual (EHA; n=3594); mostly heterosexual (MHA;…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Attraction, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Student Surveys
Corsello, Maryann; Sharma, Anu; Jerabek, Angela – Grantee Submission, 2015
Ninth grade is a pivotal year for students. Numerous studies find that academic performance in 9th grade often sets the student's trajectory throughout the high school years, as well as the probability of graduation. The Building Assets Reducing Risks (BARR) model is a comprehensive approach that addresses developmental, academic, and school…
Descriptors: Grade 9, High School Students, Transitional Programs, Experimental Groups
Murphey, David – Child Trends, 2014
As the U.S. population has become increasingly diverse--a continuing trend led by children--there has been an accompanying rise in the number of children who grow up hearing and learning more than one language. Dual language learners represent an important asset for our nation's future, since those who have fluency in more than one language have…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Academic Achievement, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
Morton, Marlys; Schwer, R. Keith; Daneshvary, Rennae; Potts, Robert; Klein, Freda – 2001
This KIDS COUNT data book details statewide trends in the well-being of Nevada's children. The statistical portrait is based on indicators of children's well-being in five areas: (1) health conditions and health care; (2) economic well-being; (3) education and achievement; (4) child and youth safety and welfare; and (5) juvenile justice. The data…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse
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Dennis, Maureen; Berch, Daniel B.; Mazzocco, Michele M. M. – Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 2009
What is mathematical learning disability (MLD)? The reviews in this special issue adopt different approaches to defining the construct of MLD. Collectively, they demonstrate the current status of efforts to establish a consensus definition and the challenges faced in this endeavor. In this commentary, we reflect upon the proposed pathways to…
Descriptors: Definitions, Comparative Analysis, Cognitive Ability, Behavior Problems
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Wallace, Gregory L.; Happe, Francesca – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2008
Duration judgment has not been comprehensively examined in autism spectrum disorders (ASD), despite reports of perceptual idiosyncrasies in these individuals. Time estimation, production, and reproduction were tested in 25 individuals with ASD and 25 controls matched group-wise on age and IQ. Individuals with ASD performed comparably to matched…
Descriptors: Autism, Time Management, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Computation
Capizzano, Jeffrey; Bischoff, Kendra; Woodroffe, Nicola; Chaplin, Duncan – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2007
Based on positive results from a previous evaluation of a summer learning intervention, the current report describes the specific elements of the successful program so it can be replicated, and investigates potential barriers to implementation and replication. The study estimated impacts of the program overall; the authors could not identify which…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Psychoeducational Methods, Acceleration (Education), Summer Programs
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