International Series in Outreach Scholarship

Trends in Youth Development

Visions, Realities and Challenges

Editors: Benson, Peter, Pittman, Karen Johnson (Eds.)

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MOVING THE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT MESSAGE: TURNING A VAGUE IDEA INTO A MORAL IMPERATIVE Peter L. Benson and Karen Pittman THE CONTAGION OF AN IDEA In the past fifteen years, countless programs, agencies, funding initiatives, profes­ sionals, and volunteers have embraced the term "youth development. " Linked more by shared passion than by formal membership or credentials, these people and places have contributed to a wave of energy and activity not unlike that of a social movement, with a multitude of people "on the ground" connecting to a set of ideas that give sustenance, support, and value to increasingly innovative efforts to build competent, successful, and healthy youth. There are several particularly interesting dimensions to this movement. First, the youth development idea has the potential to draw people and organizations to­ gether across many sectors. Conferences and initiatives using youth development language attract increasingly eclectic audiences, bringing together national youth organizations, schools, city, county, and state agencies, police and juvenile jus­ tice workers, clergy, and committed citizens. Perhaps embedded in the youth de­ velopment idea is a philosophy or a "way" that has created an intellectual and/or spiritual home for actors across many settings. However this happens, it is clear that one of the powerful social consequences of the youth development idea is a connecting of the dots-the weaving within and across city, county, state, and of a tapestry of new relationships.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Unfinished Business: Further Reflections on a Decade of Promoting Youth Development

    Pittman, Karen (et al.)

    Pages 3-50

  • Perceptual Barriers to Valuing and Supporting Youth

    Bales, Susan Nall

    Pages 55-75

  • The Policy Climate for Early Adolescent Initiatives

    Walker, Gary

    Pages 77-90

  • A Matter of Money: The Cost and Financing of Youth Development

    Newman, Robert P. (et al.)

    Pages 91-134

  • The Scientific Foundations of Youth Development

    Benson, Peter L. (et al.)

    Pages 135-154

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trends in Youth Development
Book Subtitle
Visions, Realities and Challenges
Editors
  • Peter Benson
  • Karen Johnson Pittman
Series Title
International Series in Outreach Scholarship
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-1459-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-1459-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-7451-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5564-9
Series ISSN
1566-7081
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 315
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