Volunteer development in 4-H

Constructivist considerations to improve youth science literacy in urban areas

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Abstract

The 4-H Youth Development Program can play an important role in targeting improved science literacy among urban youth in the U. S. However, 4-H volunteers must be trained effectively in order to be competent in their roles as science educators, and existing methods of volunteer training in urban areas are inadequate. Lesson study, a professional development model for educators that uses a constructivist approach to learning, is a viable option. Lesson study occurs within the context of the specific learning setting, takes place incrementally over extended periods of time, and has been shown to be effective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4IAW2
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume46
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2008

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Volunteer development in 4-H : Constructivist considerations to improve youth science literacy in urban areas. / Smith, Martin.

In: Journal of Extension, Vol. 46, No. 4, 4IAW2, 01.08.2008.

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