Transforming potential program implementers in professional development

Tan Lei Shek, Rachel C.F. Sun

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Abstract

High quality pre-implementation professional training is the cornerstone for successful implementation of positive youth development programs. A qualitative evaluation study was conducted to understand the experiences of the potential program implementers of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong. The findings showed that participants highly valued the learning experiences acquired from the training program, particularly in the areas of knowledge acquisition and personal growth. Participants who benefited from these dimensions developed attitudes and skills that are desirable for the implementation of the Project P.A.T.H.S. Implications about the conditions that are conducive to the P.A.T.H.S. training program in promoting knowledge, skills acquisition, retention, application, and generalization are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPromotion of Holistic Development of Young People in Hong Kong
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages81-92
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781628080407
ISBN (Print)9781628080193
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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