Journal of Basic Education



Development of a Positive Youth Development Program in Hong Kong: Project P.A.T.H.S (Positive Adolescent Training Through Holistic Social Programs)

2006.第15卷第1期(Vol. 15 No. 1).pp. 141–158
 

Development of a Positive Youth Development Program in Hong Kong: Project P.A.T.H.S (Positive Adolescent Training Through Holistic Social Programs)

在香港建立青少年正面發展計畫:「共創成長路」計畫

Daniel T. L. SHEK & Patrick S. Y. LAU(石丹理、劉兆瑛)

Abstract

This paper outlines the development of a positive youth development (PYD) program in Hong Kong. With reference to the adolescent developmental issues observed in Hong Kong, a positive youth development program with 2 tiers was designed. The Tier 1 Program is a universal positive youth development program for all students from Secondary 1 to Secondary 3. The Tier 2 Program is a selective program which targets adolescents with greater psychosocial needs. Programs in Tier 2 are developed by school social workers providing social work service in the schools. It was expected that Tier 1 and Tier 2 programs will strengthen positive youth development in the 15 positive youth development constructs identified in other successful PYD programs. Evaluation based on subjective outcome assessment, objective outcome assessment, qualitative evaluation and process evaluation will be carried out to examine the program effects.

Keywords: positive youth development program; Chinese adolescents; youth development

摘要

本文論述在香港建立一個「青少年正面發展計畫」的概况。針對香港青少年的發展需要,「共創成長路」計畫透過兩層的培育活動,提升青少年的正面發展。第一層培育活動是為全港中一至中三學生而設的全面性青少年正面成長培育活動,學生每學年參與合共10至20小時的課程。第二層培育活動則針對那些社會心理需要較大的學生及其家長,活動內容由申請機構社工建議及提供。本計畫的檢討方法包括客觀成效檢討、主觀成效檢討、質性檢討及過程檢討。