Learning from the Field Experience

May 24, 1982

This handbook expands on one of the National Commission’s four main criteria for meaningful and powerful youth participation: reflection. The Commission asserts that when young people think critically about interesting and engaging experiences and share these understandings with others, that they transform their own learning and development in a positive way. Practitioners will discover a number of exercises and examples to assist them in guiding adolescents to reflect on their contributions to their communities. This publication builds on the companion piece Thinking about the Work Experience: A Manual for Learning and Reflection in Youth Employment Programs.