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NCJ Number: 140752 Find in a Library
Title: Youth Development Project, 1991/92 Final Report
Author(s): C R O'Donnell; R Ahlen-Widoe; S Helm
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI 96822
Publication Number: 367
Sale Source: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Ctr for Youth Research
2500 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Hawaii's Office of Youth Services funded the Youth Development Project (YDP) in 1991-1992 to train prekindergarten and elementary school teachers in social skills, cooperative learning, and parent/community liaison and to develop a cadre of teacher trainers.
Abstract: Additional project objectives focused on encouraging parent involvement, disseminating project information statewide, promoting consistency in youth development training, and conducting inservice training sessions. An evaluation of the YDP indicated that the project substantially met or exceeded its objectives. Trained teachers were able to implement YDP procedures, and students in YDP schools reported they were aware of and used social skills in the school, home, and elsewhere. The YDP developed a cadre of 93 teacher trainers, parent involvement programs were established in three schools, and project information was disseminated statewide through presentations at seven Hawaii conferences related to children and youth. Teachers indicated that the content and delivery of YDP instruction were highly professional, useful, and positive. Teachers also reported a wide range of skills acquired due to the YDP and the use of cooperative learning structures. Recommendations to improve and extend the YDP are offered. 9 tables
Main Term(s): Youth development
Index Term(s): Hawaii
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