The youth development leadership experience: Transformative, reflective education for youthwork practitioners

Jerome A. Stein, Elizabeth Wood, Joyce A. Walker, Elisabeth M. Kimball, Corliss W. Outley, Michael Baizerman

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The Youth Development Leadership Master of Education (M.Ed.) Program, a professional studies graduate program in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Minnesota, has been in existence for twelve years. In this article, faculty describe the program philosophy, pedagogy, leadership, and curriculum; share insights into the student experience of youth development, and; reflect on the important lessons learned that have shaped the program over time as well as the challenges that continue today.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-325
Number of pages23
JournalChild and Youth Care Forum
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005



  • Informal educators
  • Masters degree
  • Youth development leadership
  • Youth development-higher education
  • Youth work education
  • Youthwork

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