4月24日美国波士顿大学Jonathan F. Zaff博士学术讲座

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  目:Positive Youth Development, Social Supports, and Putting  

              Disconnected Youth on Educational and Career Pathways

主讲人:Jonathan F. Zaff(美国波士顿大学)

    间:2018424日(星期二)下午15301700

   点:心理学院201会议室

主讲人简介:

Jonathan F. Zaff, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in Applied Human Development at the Boston University School of Education. He is also the executive director of the Center for Promise. The Center, the research institute of America’s Promise Alliance housed within SED, develops a deep knowledge and understanding about what is needed to help create the conditions so that all young people in America have the opportunity to succeed in school and life. The Center’s work adds to the academic exploration of these issues and helps give communities and individuals the tools and knowledge to effectively work together to support young people.

Using a positive youth development framework, Dr. Zaff’s research has included studies, among others, of youth-focused comprehensive community initiatives, and the social and emotional competencies of young people who have left high school without graduating. The results of his work have appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals and books and presented at local, national, and international conferences Education.

讲座内容:

Youth who leave high school without graduating are at a substantially heightened risk of being unemployed, being involved with the criminal justice system, and using and abusing alcohol and other substances. Research shows, however, that these same youth have the potential to succeed academically and vocationally if provided the social and institutional supports that align with their strengths and needs. Based on the findings from multiple national and regional mixed-methods studies of disengaged youth in the United States, and using a positive youth development framework, I will discuss the reasons youth disconnect, the assets that these youth have, and the practices that can be implemented to reconnect them and set them on a pathway to thriving in school and life. Based on these findings, participants will be engaged in a discussion about how to prevent youth in China from leaving school without graduating and how to reengage them if they do.