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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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Petersen, Douglas B.; Spencer, Trina D. – Topics in Language Disorders, 2016
Oral narratives are a commonly used, meaningful means of communication that reflects academic language. New state curriculum standards include narrative-related language expectations for young school-age children, including story grammar and complex language. This article provides a review of preschool narrative-based language intervention…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Narration, Intervention, Grammar
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Becker, Emily Ann; Watry-Christian, Meghan; Simmons, Amanda; Van Eperen, Ashleigh – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2016
This review explores the evidence in support of using video modeling for teaching children with autism. The process of implementing video modeling, the use of various perspectives, and a wide range of target skills are addressed. Additionally, several helpful clinician resources including handheld device applications, books, and websites are…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Modeling (Psychology), Video Technology, Children
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Broderick, Patricia C.; Frank, Jennifer L. – New Directions for Youth Development, 2014
During adolescence, young people are traversing exciting and also challenging stages in their development. Mindfulness, if taught in a developmentally appropriate way, has the potential to be an asset in adolescents' lives. Developmentally appropriate approaches of mindfulness intervention during adolescence need to consider adolescents'…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Perception, Intervention, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Furlong, Michael J.; Ritchey, Kristin M.; O'Brennan, Lindsey M. – California School Psychologist, 2009
Resilience and other positive psychological constructs are gaining attention among school psychologists. Theoretically, external assets (e.g., support from caring adults, participation in meaningful activities) help to meet youths' basic developmental needs, which, in turn, promote the growth of internal assets (e.g., ability to problem solve,…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Surveys, Psychometrics, Evaluation
Elias, Maurice J. – Principal Leadership, 2001
Middle schools represent challenges that strongly affect how much energy and focus students bring to academic learning. Kids must develop skills to resist inappropriate sexual behaviors and analyze stressful social situations. Schools should encourage students to develop certain developmental assets: appreciation, belonging, confidence,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Affiliation Need, Developmental Psychology, Emotional Development
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Shanks, Trina R. Williams; Robinson, Christine – Economics of Education Review, 2013
A large body of evidence indicates that socioeconomic status (SES) is a strong predictor of school achievement, college graduation and child outcomes in general. Better developmental and health outcomes are strongly associated with family assets, income and education. We introduce a model incorporating a range of theoretical and empirical…
Descriptors: Models, Socioeconomic Status, Family Income, Family Characteristics
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Urban, Jennifer Brown; Lewin-Bizan, Selva; Lerner, Richard M. – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2009
Developmental system theories recognize that variables from multiple levels of organization within the bioecology of human development contribute to adolescent development, including individual factors, family factors and the neighborhood which includes extracurricular activities. Extracurricular activities provide a context for youth development,…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Neighborhoods, Extracurricular Activities, Early Adolescents
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Tackett, Wendy – Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, 2005
"Adults don't listen to me because they don't think I have anything interesting to say," an eleven-year-old boy explained to the authors of this article during one of the after-school focus groups that took place at Homer (Michigan) Community Schools. However, as part of the Youth Participatory Evaluation (YPE) team's effort to evaluate…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 6, Focus Groups, Self Esteem
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Carroll, Clare; Sixsmith, Jane – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
While participatory research approaches are being developed and applied within speech and language therapy practice it is not clear that all children are afforded the opportunity to participate in such activities. This study aimed to explore the involvement of young children, aged between two and four years, with developmental disabilities in the…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Intervention, Developmental Disabilities, Listening
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Ryan, Mary Gene – NADE Digest, 2011
Health sciences faculty members at a two-year college were concerned about the poor pass rates in medical terminology, a gateway course for all students planning to major in health-related fields. Faculty suspected that students coming out of developmental reading might not have adequate reading skills to do well in medical terminology.…
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Success, Vocabulary Development, Medical Education
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
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Taylor, Carl S.; Lerner, Richard M.; von Eye, Alexander; Bobek, Deborah L.; Balsano, Aida Bilalbegovic; Dowling, Elizabeth M.; Anderson, Pamela M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2004
The presence of individual and ecological assets for positive development was assessed through data derived from individual interviews with 45 African American adolescent male members of inner-city Detroit gangs and 50 African American adolescent males living in the same communities but involved in community-based organizations (CBOs) aimed at…
Descriptors: Males, Adolescents, African Americans, Urban Youth
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Jones, Patrick – Orana: Journal of School and Children's Librarianship, 2000
As librarians provide access to informational resources, recreational excursions, cultural explorations, and educational support, they build assets which are critical for young people's successful growth. Identifies eight main categories of developmental assets--support; empowerment; boundaries and expectations; constructive use of time;…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Adolescent Development, Adolescent Literature, Adolescents
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Travis, Raphael – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2010
The current study explored attributions made by youth work professionals ("workers") in out-of-school time (OST) programs about the social circumstances of and perceived need of program youth. It followed prior research examining impacts of worker-level attributions on decision-making in service delivery. Two types of OST programs were…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Participant Observation, After School Programs, Youth Programs
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