Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
xi, 387 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Introduction-- PART 1: CHANGING CLASSROOMS-- 2. Building Capacity for Positive Youth Development in Secondary School Classrooms: Changing Teachers' Interactions with Students-- 3. Changing Classroom Social Settings Through Attention to Norms-- 4. Classroom Settings as Targets of Intervention and Research-- PART 2: CHANGING SCHOOLS-- 5. Schools that Actualize High Expectations for All Youth Theory for Setting Change and Setting Creating-- 6. An Intervention in Progress: Pursuing Precision in School Race Talk-- 7. Enhancing Representation, Retention and Achievement of Minority Students in Higher Education: A Social Transformation Theory of Change-- 8. The School Climate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Students-- 9. Whole-School Change-- PART 3: CHANGING COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS-- 10. Building the Capacity of Small Community-Based Organizations to Better Serve Youth-- 11. Quality Accountability: Improving Fidelity of Broad Developmentally Focused Interventions-- 12. Altering Patterns of Relationships and Participation: Organizing as a Setting-Level Intervention-- 13. The Ethnic System of Supplementary Education: Non-profit and For-profit Institutions in Los Angeles' Chinese Immigrant Community-- PART 4: CHANGING LARGER SOCIAL STRUCTURES-- 14. Socioeconomic School Integration-- 15. The Co-Construction of Educational Reform: The Intersection of Federal, State, and Local Contexts-- 16. Using Community Epidemiologic Data to Improve Social Settings: The Communities that Care Prevention System-- 17. The Youth Data Archive: Integrating Data to Assess Social Settings in a Societal Sector Framework-- PART 5. CROSS-CUTTING THEMES: STRATEGIES FOR MEASUREMENT AND INTERVENTION-- 18. Measuring and Improving Program Quality: Reliability and Statistical Power-- 19. Improving Youth-Serving Social Settings: Intervention Strategies for Schools, Youth Programs, and Communities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Social settings have enormous power to promote or hinder positive youth development. Researchers and practitioners know a great deal about features of schools and programs for youth that affect development, but much less about how to transform settings to bring about these desirable features. This book shows how to harness the power of settings. It shifts the debate from simply enhancing youth outcomes at the individual level to improving the settings of youths' daily lives. The book offers researchers and practitioners blueprints for creating and changing influential settings including classrooms, schools, universities, out-of-school time programs, ethnic systems of supplementary education, and other community-based programs. Leading scholars in psychology, education, human development, sociology, anthropology, economics, law, and public policy discuss a wide array of social change strategies, and describe how to measure key features of settings as a target and guide for change. The authors also demonstrate how larger social structures - such as school districts, community coalitions, community data resources - can support change.Many of the chapters describe ways to make settings work for all youth, including those marginalized by reason of race, ethnicity, social class, or sexual orientation. Toward Positive Youth Development will guide researchers, educators, administrators and policy makers to improve schools and youth programs for all of America's youth. (source: Nielsen Book Data)