Asian Journal of Counselling



Fostering Connectedness and Life Skills Development in Children and Youth: International Perspectives

2011.第18卷第1及2期(Vol. 18 Nos. 1 & 2).pp. 1–14
 

Fostering Connectedness and Life Skills Development in Children and Youth: International Perspectives

促進兒童和青少年聯繫感及生活技能發展的國際視角

Mantak YUEN(袁文得)

Abstract

This article first summarizes relevant literature from the U.S. and Hong Kong that informs our understanding of connectedness and life skills development in children and youth. It then introduces invited papers from Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and the U.S., and also the reflection paper presented in this special issue. Finally, the concluding thoughts highlight some conceptual advances and useful practices for educators and guidance professionals in fostering connectedness and life skills development.

Keywords: children; connectedness; life skills development; youth; Australia; China; Hong Kong; Japan; United States

摘要

本文首先概述本地和美國有關兒童和青少年聯繫感及生活技能發展的文獻,接着簡介本專輯中來自澳洲、日本、香港、中國內地及美國的特邀文章,以及一篇回應文章。最後,本文總結出一些嶄新的概念和有用的實踐,以助教育工作者和輔導專業人士促進兒童和青少年的聯繫感及生活技能發展。

關鍵詞:兒童;聯繫感;生活技能發展;青少年;澳洲;中國內地;香港;日本;美國