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Benson, Peter L.

Overview
Works: 96 works in 194 publications in 1 language and 9,160 library holdings
Genres: Life skills guides  Juvenile works  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HQ769, 649.10973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter L Benson
All kids are our kids : what communities must do to raise caring and responsible children and adolescents by Peter L Benson( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All Kids Are Our Kids introduces forty Developmental Assets - building blocks of health development that are essential for all youth, regardless of their background. The challenge for all segments of the community - families, neighbors, schools, congregations, employers, youth organizations, and more - is to share in the responsibility for taking action to ensure that all kids have what they need to grow up healthy, successful, and caring. This new edition includes new evidence, cites successful cases, and makes recommendations for energizing individuals, families, and community action."--Jacket
Religion on Capitol Hill : myths and realities by Peter L Benson( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What teens need to succeed : proven, practical ways to shape your own future by Peter L Benson( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes forty "developmental assets" that teenagers need to succeed in life, such as family support, positive peer influences, and religious community, and suggests ways to acquire these assets
Private schools in the United States : a statistical profile, with comparisons to public schools by Peter L Benson( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A statistical portrait is provided of private schools in the United States, using the best national data available to the National Center for Education Statistics (nces). Previously published work is used to give an overview of private schools from 1980-81 through 1985-86. Following an introductory examination of private schools in the United States, Chapter 2 provides estimates and trends. Chapters 3 and 4 synthesize national data on the number and characteristics of private school students, teachers, and other staff. Chapter 5 discusses curriculum, resources, and student outcomes. Chapter 6 reviews national data on parental choice. Chapter 7 reviews upcoming research efforts of the nces concerning private schools. In 1985-86, private elementary schools and secondary schools accounted for about 25% of all schools, between 12 and 13% of all students, and about 14% of all teachers. Eight of 10 private schools had a religious orientation; 36% were Catholic schools, and about 60% of all private school students were in Catholic schools. Program emphasis varied by school orientation. Seventy tables provide information about the private schools, and 12 graphs further illustrate the discussions. Appendix a contains 20 standard error tables. Appendix b reviews data collection procedures. (Sld)
What kids need to succeed : proven, practical ways to raise good kids by Peter L Benson( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proven, practical ways to raise good kids
What kids need to succeed : proven, practical ways to raise good kids by Peter L Benson( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents hundreds of practical ideas for parents, schools, communities, and congregations on how to equip young people with the positive assests they need to succeed
The quicksilver years : the hopes and fears of early adolescence by Peter L Benson( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sparks : how parents can ignite the hidden strengths of teenagers by Peter L Benson( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides parents with advice on helping their teenager uncover his or her talent, skill, or interest and discusses the benefits of doing so
Diversity of private schools by Marilyn McMillen Seastrom( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed characteristics of private schools and staff, 1987-88 by Marilyn McMillen Seastrom( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trends in youth development : visions, realities, and challenges by Peter L Benson( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This important work presents contributions from leading researchers in the field of youth development. These papers address issues around what happens to American youth as they emerge from their pre-teen years. Under the editorship of Peter Benson of Search Institute - a non-profit organization dedicated to the notion that our youth should be seen as assets, rather than liabilities - this book stands as an eloquent summary of the best ways to aid youth in their social, educational, and career development
Beyond leaf raking : learning to serve/serving to learn by Peter L Benson( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determining needs in your youth ministry by Peter L Benson( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spiritual development( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the global research and field-building efforts of Search Institutes Center for Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence, this volume frames a new, deeper dialogue about the intersections between youth development and spiritual development. Contributors explore ways to integrate spiritual development and youth development in order to strengthen theory, research, and practice. They ask: How do young people develop their deepest, fundamental commitments? How do they find their place in their family, community, world, and universe? How do they come to terms with issues of meaning, purpose, and identity beyond themselves? These are at their core, spiritual development questions. They are also critical issues in adolescent development. They are the wellspring of some of the best within young people and humanity, and the source of some of the greatest atrocities in society when the answers lead to alienation, hatred, or violence. The past decade has seen an explosion in interest in spiritual development within youth development and related fields. National youth-serving systems are beginning to ask how they can effectively address these questions in a society that has become increasingly diverse and pluralistic. And the growth of positive, community-based youth development provides a platform for examining these issues within the context of an overall commitment to healthy, holistic development among all young people
A fragile foundation : the state of developmental assets among American youth by Peter L Benson( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents both a framework for understanding positive factors that contribute to the healthy development of young people, termed "developmental assets," and a portrait of 6th-to-12th-grade youth based on that framework. The report analyzes and interprets data from 99,462 youth in 213 communities collected during the 1996-97 school year. The first chapter gives background material about the assets and the young people surveyed. The second chapter gives in-depth information about each of the eight categories of assets, and chapter 3 examines the deficits and patterns of high-risk behavior that threaten to compromise healthy development. Chapter 4 builds links between the developmental assets and the risky behaviors and shows how assets promote eight indicators of thriving. Chapter 5 pulls the pieces together to suggest an overall goal for well-being, and suggests that all elements of society share the blame and the responsibility for the problems faced by young people today. Documenting the realities of young people's lives makes it possible to build a firm foundation for their futures. Four appendixes contain background information and detailed findings on assets, deficits, high-risk behavior patterns, and thriving indicators. (Contains 44 figures and 90 tables.) (Sld)
Effective Christian education : a national study of Protestant congregations : a summary report on faith, life, loyalty, and congregational life by Peter L Benson( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up adopted : a portrait of adolescents & their families by Peter L Benson( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diversity of private schools by Marilyn McMillen Seastrom( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parent, teacher, mentor, friend : how every adult can change kids' lives by Peter L Benson( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailing daily actions that have a lasting significance on kids, this guide for all adults shows that positive adult-child relationships are one of the most important factors affecting a young person's development. Rather than focusing on teens' problems, this handbook takes a proactiveapproach and highlights hopeful actions adults can take to have a positive impact on a young person's life. For example, adults will learn to use 30-second encounters to offer compliments and to ask meaningful questions of children that lead to deeper conversations. This call to action invites every adult to be
Vision : awakening your potential to create a better world by Peter L Benson( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to Peter L. Benson, the capacity to generate vision is among life's most beautiful and unheralded gifts. To him, a vision is more than just a goal, more than just a dream of what could be & mdash;it is a summons, a pull towards the future, an inspired call to make real that which should be. In Vision: Awakening Your Potential to Create a Better World, Benson takes readers on an uplifting exploration of this powerful concept. Starting with examples of great visionary moments in history, such as the drafting of the Declaration of Independence and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dr
 
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What teens need to succeed : proven, practical ways to shape your own future
Alternative Names
Benson, Peter

Benson Peter 1946-....

Peter L. Benson Amerikaans psycholoog (1946-2011)

بيتر إل. بينسون، 1946-

بينسول، بيترل، 1946-

پیتر ال. بنسون

벤슨, 피터

벤슨, 피터 L

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What teens need to succeed : proven, practical ways to shape your own futureWhat kids need to succeed : proven, practical ways to raise good kidsWhat kids need to succeed : proven, practical ways to raise good kidsSparks : how parents can ignite the hidden strengths of teenagersTrends in youth development : visions, realities, and challengesBeyond leaf raking : learning to serve/serving to learnSpiritual developmentA fragile foundation : the state of developmental assets among American youth