Design of training programs for a positive youth development program: Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong

Tan Lei Shek, Yammy L.Y. Chak

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Abstract

To facilitate the implementation of the Secondary 1 to Secondary 3 program of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong, systematic training programs are designed for the potential program implementers. The rationales, objectives and design of the Secondary 1 to Secondary 3 training programs are outlined in this paper. The training programs cover theories of adolescent development, positive youth development, background and curricula of the Project P.A.T.H.S., factors affecting program implementation quality and evaluation of the project. Besides introducing the curriculum units, the training programs also focus on nature of learning and related theories (particularly experiential learning), teaching methods and instructional techniques, motivating students, and classroom management.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-367
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

Keywords

  • Positive youth development
  • Project P.A.T.H.S.
  • Training program

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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