Positive school and classroom environment : precursors of successful implementation of positive youth development programs

R.C.F. Sun, Tan Lei Shek, Man Hong Andrew Siu

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This case study was based on a school where the Tier 1 Program of Project P.A.T.H.S. was integrated into the formal curriculum. In this case study, an interview with the vice-principal and social worker was conducted to understand their perceptions of administrative arrangements and issues in the school, implementation characteristics, and program effectiveness, program success and overall impression. Results showed that several positive school and classroom attributes were conducive to program success, including positive school culture and beliefs in students’ potentials, an inviting school environment, an encouraging classroom environment, high involvement of school administrative personnel and systematic program arrangement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-524
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Child and Adolescent Health
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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