Fostering Positive Youth Development Through Work-Based Learning: The Cristo Rey Model by Janine Bempechat, Maureen Kenny, David L. Blustein & Joanne Seltzer — 2014This chapter presents findings of a three-year longitudinal study of academic motivation and school engagement among low-income high school students enrolled in a corporate work–study program. Our findings demonstrate ways in which the workplace functioned for students as a conduit of emotional resources, offering instrumental support from caring and competent adults, knowledge about the connection between work and school, and an opportunity to occupy the essential adult role of worker.
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|This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 113, No. 1||
- Janine Bempechat
JANINE BEMPECHAT is a professor of psychology and human development
at Wheelock College whose research interests include achievement
motivation and academic success in low income students and ethnic, cultural,
and family influences in the development of achievement beliefs.
Recent publications include “Parental Influences in Achievement Motivation
and School Engagement” (with D. S. Shernoff) for the recent (2012)
Handbook of Research on Student Engagement and “Learning Together: The
Educational Experiences of Adolescents in Moscow” (with A. Mirny, J. Li,
K. Wenk, and S. Holloway) for the recent (2011) volume Research on Sociocultural
Influences on Motivation and Learning Volume X, Sociocultural Theories
of Learning and Motivation: Looking Back, Looking Forward.
- Maureen Kenny
MAUREEN KENNY is interim dean in the Boston College Lynch School
of Education and professor in the Department of Counseling, Developmental,
and Educational Psychology. Her research interests include the
design and evaluation of interventions for promoting academic, career,
and social–emotional development among urban youth. Recent publications
include “Relational Influences in Career Development” (with M.
B. Medvide) in Career Development and Counseling, Putting Theory and Research
to Work (2013), “Prevention in Pursuit of Social Justice” (with M. B. Medvide) in The Oxford Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology
(2013), and (with L. Walsh-Blair) “Educational Development: Applications”
in the 2012 APA Handbook of Counseling Psychology, Volume 2, Practice,
Interventions, and Applications.
- David Blustein
DAVID L. BLUSTEIN is a professor and the coordinator of the Mental
Health Counseling program at Boston College whose interests include the
psychology of working, work-based transitions, unemployment, poverty,
and career development. He is the author of The Psychology of Working: A
New Perspective for Counseling, Career Development, and Public Policy and the
editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Working.
- Joanne Seltzer
JOANNE SELTZER is a professor and the coordinator of the Undergraduate
Teacher Preparation Program at Curry College. Her interests
include curriculum design and development, pedagogical influences on
student learning, and mentoring preservice teachers. Recent presentations
include “Achievement Motivation Among Urban Adolescents:
Work Hope, Autonomy Support, and Achievement-Related Beliefs”
(with M. Kenny, L. Y. Walsh-Blair, D. L Blustein, and J. Bempechat) in
the Journal of Vocational Behavior.