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Supportive Frameworks for Youth Engagement: New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Number 93

Mimi Michaelson (Editor), Jeanne Nakamura (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-7879-5777-3
112 pages
October 2001, Jossey-Bass
Supportive Frameworks for Youth Engagement: New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Number 93 (0787957771) cover image
This issue explores the phenomenon of engagement in adolescence and early adulthood. The authors of this volume draw on the Good Work Project and the Alfred P. Sloan Study of Youth and Social Development, two studies using complementary methodologies, in-depth interviews, and self-reports of subjective experience in daily life. They examine why young people are drawn to certain areas of work and, once there, what sustains them. A supportive family background, mentors or role models, involvement in cooperative activities, cultivation of intrinsic interest, awareness of moral and political issues, and traits such as moral sensitivity and optimism are among the central factors that the authors explore. The better these factors are understood, the more effectively we can support youth engagement.
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EDITORS' NOTES (Mimi Michaelson, Jeanne Nakamura).

1. The Nature of Vital Engagement in Adulthood (Jeanne Nakamura).

2. A Model of Extraordinary Social Engagement, or "Moral Giftedness" (Mimi Michaelson).

3. The Development of an Enduring Commitment to Service Work (Wendy Fischman, Deborah A. Schutte, Becca Solomon, Grace Wu Lam).

4. Predictors of Positive Cooperative Behavior in Youths (Hugh McIntosh, Jennifer A. Schmidt, Fengbin Chang).

5. Encouraging Mentorship in Young Scientists (Gregory C. Feldman).

6. Continuing Motivation Beyond the High School Classroom (David J. Shernoff, Lisa Hoogstra).

INDEX.
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