You are here

Children and Youth

Children and Youth
Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Edited by:

Volume: 7
Other Titles in:
Child Development

May 1997 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Both the positive and the negative circumstances that confront children and young people living in cities are examined in this volume, which identifies the best researched-based solutions for improving these circumstances.

The contributors explore topics such as: factors that have influenced inner-city life - migration patterns and middle-class flights from cities and ghettos; the role of coping, resources and skills in an urban family's successful management of stress; community-university partnerships that offer workable solutions to urban children and their families; and the features of homes, schools and communities that promote academic success and healthy psychological development in adverse circumstances. They also discuss: barriers to urban schooling - underfunding, dangerous environments and teacher overload - and promising avenues of reform for effective schools; strategies for preventing violence and substance abuse among city youth; the use of cultural competency training for health-care providers to overcome geographic, language and ethnic barriers; and the development and implementation of collaborative programmes across disciplines to serve city children and their families better.

Herbert J Walberg, Olga Reyes and Roger P Weissberg
Introduction and Overview
Sharon Landesman Ramey and Craig T Ramey
The Role of Universities in Child Development
Geraldine K Brookins, Anne C Petersen and Lisa M Brooks
Youth and Families in the Inner City
Influencing Positive Outcomes

Patrick H Tolan and Deborah Gorman-Smith
Families and the Development of Urban Children
Sam Redding
Urban Myth
The Family in Hard Times

Margaret C Wang, Geneva D Haertel and Herbert J Walberg
Fostering Educational Resilience in Inner-City Schools
William Lowe Boyd and Roger C Shouse
The Problems and Promise of Urban Schools
Edward Seidman and Sabine E French
Normative School Transitions among Urban Adolescents
John U Ogbu
Understanding the School Performance of Urban Blacks
Some Essential Background Knowledge

Donald R Hellison and Nicholas J Cutforth
Extended Day Programs for Urban Children and Youth
From Theory to Practice

Kelli A Komro, Frank Bingchang Hu and Brian R Flay
A Public Health Perspective on Urban Adolescents
Robert L Johnson
Health Perspectives on Urban Children and Youth
Suzanne Feetham
Families and Health in the Urban Environment
Implications for Programs, Research, and Policy

Herbert J Wallberg et al
Strengthening the Families, Education, and Health of Urban Children and Youth


For instructors

This book is not available as an inspection copy. For more information contact your local sales representative.

Purchasing options

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9780761909064