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Title: From experienced to novice : a reflective account on the changing role of front-line implementer to program trainer in Project P.A.T.H.S.
Authors: Wu, FKY
Shek, DTL 
Keywords: Adolescents
Hong Kong
Positive youth development
Project P.A.T.H.S.
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Source: International journal of adolescent medicine and health, Sept. 2012, v. 24, no. 3, p. 195-199 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of adolescent medicine and health 
Abstract: Although training plays an important role in the successful implementation of positive youth development programs, research on training and trainers in this field is grossly neglected. In this paper, a trainer of a positive youth development program in Hong Kong (Project P.A.T.H.S.; Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programmes) reflected about her transition from the role of a teacher (and program implementer) to the role of a trainer. Based on the reflection, the transformations involved, including self-perception, teaching role and teaching strategies, were highlighted. The issue of how previous experience influenced training in the context of positive youth development was also discussed. It is suggested that involvement of front-line practitioners in the training of positive youth development programs is workable, although systematic training for the novice trainers may be needed.
ISSN: 0334-0139
EISSN: 2191-0278
Rights: © 2012 by Walter de Gruyter • Berlin • Boston. The final publication is available at, the open URL of the article:
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