Positive youth development: A new school curriculum to tackle adolescent developmental issues

Hing Keung Ma* (Editor), Daniel T.L. Shek (Editor), Joav Merrick (Editor)

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Abstract

A team of researchers from five universities in Hong Kong have constructed a comprehensive positive youth development package for junior secondary school students in Hong Kong. This project is called P.A.T.H.S. (Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programs) and the package focuses on various aspects of positive youth development used by more than 250 secondary schools in Hong Kong. Research has been performed on the effectiveness and educational implications of the teaching package, which opened a new page of study in the field of whole-person education and youth education in Chinese societies. In view of the data collected so far, the teaching package is well received by students, teachers and educators in Hong Kong. The new curriculum covered in this book is closely related to the emerging adolescent developmental issues in Hong Kong and the global contexts.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherNova Science Publishers
Number of pages190
ISBN (Electronic)9781620813850
ISBN (Print)9781620813843
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

Publication series

NamePediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health
PublisherNova Science Publishers

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Medicine(all)

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