Course Information
Community Youth Development

Course Description
This course focuses on the national emphasis of a strength-based or asset approach to community youth development and encompasses individual development (i.e., positive youth development) and adolescent interrelationships with environments. The course highlights research, theory, and practice applied in communities throughout the U.S. Students explore existing models, read theoretical and applied literature, and examine current community efforts as a basis for understanding community youth development.
Contacts
Instructor

Meghan Gillette
Office: 515-294-7050
meghang@iastate.edu

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Recreation and youth development
Witt, P.A. & Caldwell, L.L. (Eds.).
Edition: 2005
ISBN: 978-1-892132-57-4
Publisher: Venture Publishing, Inc

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
Edition: 6th
Publisher: American Psychological Association

Community programs to promote youth development
Eccles, J. & Gootman, J.A. (Eds.)
Edition: 2002
ISBN: 978-0-309-10590-3
Publisher: National Academy Press


Course Access
 
Students will receive course information and a welcome letter about 3 weeks prior to the start of class.  Then approximately one week before the first day of class at Iowa State University, the ISU campus coordinators (Michelle Zander or Karen Smidt) will email course access instructions to students for courses taught by Iowa State. 

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

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