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Scientific research and science-guided practice based on the promotion of an individual's strengths constitutes a radical shift in a new and growing area of study within the field of human development. Its trademark term is `positive youth development'. This approach to human development is based on the idea that, in addition to preventing problems, science and practice should promote the development of competencies, skills, and motivation in order to enhance individuals' developmental pathways. Approaches to Positive Youth Development is based on this concept and brings together authors from across Europe and America who are leaders in their respective fields. The main focus of the book, beyond a clarification of the paradigmatic foundations, concerns the major contexts of adolescents and young adults, namely, neighborhoods and leisure locales, school and family, and the major themes of healthy psychosocial development, namely, competences and knowledge, prosocial behavior, transcending problems of delinquency, civic engagement, identity, agency, and spirituality.

Chapter Six: Perceived Social Inequity and Responses to Conflict among Diverse Youth of Color: The Effects of Social and Physical Context on Youth Behavior and Attitudes

Perceived Social Inequity and Responses to Conflict among Diverse Youth of Color: The Effects of Social and Physical Context on Youth Behavior and Attitudes
Perceived social inequity and responses to conflict among diverse youth of color: The effects of social and physical context on youth behavior and attitudes
DavidoDupree, Margaret BealeSpencer, and SuzanneFegley

Patterned and persistent disparities in the quality and character of socializing environments have become the norm for too many American youth. Given worldwide parallels, this situation has important global implications for the baseline requirements of positive youth development programming efforts. The inequality dilemma is particularly salient for those diverse youth of color who are identifiable by race, ethnicity, color, immigration status, national origin, or English as a second language speaker status. Significant is that ...

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