Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Emerging Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith (Revised 10th Anniversary)  -     By: Sharon D. Parks
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Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Emerging Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith (Revised 10th Anniversary)

Jossey-Bass / 2011 / Hardcover

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During adolescence young people feel especially isolated, yet they also must make key decisions concerning education, where to live and work, whom to marry. . . . Parks, who has been researching this problematic life stage for decades, gives her fullest account yet of what options there are, drawing on religion, philosophy, and the social sciences. 296 pages, hardcover. Jossey-Bass.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 296
Vendor: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0470903791
ISBN-13: 9780470903797
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Building on the foundation she established with her ground-breaking book, The Critical Years, Parks invites us to take up responsibility for providing thoughtful mentorship and mentoring environments during the wilderness years of young adulthood. In this updated edition she addresses recent current events: violence in our culture, smart phones, mixed spirituality/religious identities, social media/networking, the economic crisis, changing racial identity, cultural shifts and other forces shaping the narrative of young adulthood today. She provides concrete ways of employing the theory in different types of mentoring communities, more on the relationship between meaning-making (faith/religion/spirituality) and disciplinary learning and includes new (and more timely) stories and illustrations.

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Sharon Daloz Parks has been described as a keen observer, a probing listener, and a rich and subtle theorist. She is principal of Leadership for the New Commons, a senior fellow at the Whidbey Institute, and has held faculty and senior research positions at Harvard Divinity School, Harvard Business School, the Kennedy School of Government, and the Weston School of Theology.

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