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We believe that improved inequality scholarship should be one component of efforts to improve young people’s opportunities.
In 2011 – 2012, I studied two leading community-based programs for youth who have dropped out of high school—observing activities, interviewing staff, and tracking participants for one year. I focused on programs at the community level because, although they receive little attention, these programs are where most young adults are served.
After reviewing nearly 400 letters of inquiry, we share some thoughts about the research we want to support, along with recommendations for future applicants.
How do local, community-based programs for dropouts work? Do they make a difference for their participants? Programs developed and managed locally serve large numbers of youth, and their innovations are often the foundation for major national initiatives, including YouthBuild, STRIVE, and others. Yet most research in this area has focused on multi-site, national initiatives. While […]
As we move forward, our educational systems will need to more clearly define what is valued and recognized as evidence.
Three William T. Grant Scholars will be receiving Mentoring Grants this year. Donald Chi, Adriana Galvan, and Tamara Leech will receive support to enhance their mentoring relationships with young researchers of color. “Academics generally receive strong technical and methodological training, but less support around mentorship,” said Vivian Tseng, vice president of program. “This grant fosters […]
We’re pleased to announce three new research grants in support of our interests in understanding the use of research evidence and in understanding everyday youth settings that affect young people. We’ve also awarded two capacity-building grants that will support connections between research and practice. “These studies contribute to our efforts to improve the use and […]
In this video, produced by the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services, Vivian Tseng challenges the traditional paradigm of moving from “research to practice.” She suggests that researchers and evaluators need to think differently about the ways that research is acquired and used, and she describes steps […]