The quest for mastery : positive youth development through out-of-school programs
- Sam M. Intrator, Don Siegel.
- Cambridge, MA : Harvard Education Press, c2014.
- Physical description
- xi, 228 p. ; 23 cm
Education Library (Cubberley)
|LC34.4 .I58 2014||Unknown|
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Publisher's Summary
- In The Quest for Mastery, Sam M. Intrator and Don Siegel investigate an emerging trend: the growth of out-of-school programmes dedicated to helping underserved youth develop the personal qualities and capacities that will help them succeed in school, college, and beyond. Intensive programmes from rowing to youth radio, from lacrosse to studio art, aim to create "communities of practice" that capture young people's interest and support them as they strive to excel. Through richly detailed accounts, the authors describe the unconventional ways these programmes have evolved and articulate the formidable challenges they face in operationalising their aspirations. By documenting the powerful effect out-of-school programmes like these can have in transforming lives, the authors show how young people can become engaged in meaningful and productive learning experiences and highlight the poignant contrast between what these students experience inside and outside of school.
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