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Overview

Traditionally, research on child and adolescent development has focused on American youth, inadvertently neglecting 96 percent of the world's children. This all-encompassing volume introduces global perspectives on young people across the globe, focusing on such topics as parenting and childcare, gender roles, violence against girls, adolescence in poor and rich countries, and developmental psychopathology across cultures. Recently updated, the second edition includes the latest findings in the field, additional content, and new photos and charts.

With contributions from leading psychological and anthropological scholars, chapters address worldwide changes in children's lives, parent-child relationships, sibling relationships, immigrant children and their families, and adolescents in both industrialized and developing nations. A special section discusses children living in difficult circumstances, including street children, child soldiers, global nomads, and children suffering from various internalizing and externalizing disorders. This book is the perfect introduction to the latest trends in developmental psychology.

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Table of Contents

VOLUME ONE

Foreword by T.S. Saraswathi

Preface by Uwe P. Gielen and Jaipaul L. Roopnarine

The Cross-Cultural Study of Children and Adolescents

The Cross-Cultural Study of Human Development: An Opinionated Historical Introduction by Uwe P. Gielen

Cross-Cultural Research on Childhood by Xinyin Chen and Violet Kaspar

Child Care and Parenting

Social Contexts of Weaning: The Importance of Cross-Cultural Studies by Hillary N. Fouts

Challenging Expert Knowledge: Findings from an African Study of Infant Care and Development by Robert A LeVine

Competence and Satisfaction in Parenting Young Children: An Ecological, Multivariate Comparison of Expressions and Sources of Self-Evaluation in the United States and Argentina by Marc H. Bornstein, O. Maurice Haynes, Liliana Pascual, and Kathleen Painter

Two Themes in Children's Lives: Gender Roles and Siblings

Gender Roles in Childhood and Adolescence by Deborah L. Best

Sibling Interactions by Ashley E. Maynard

Adolescents in the Global Village

Adolescents in the Developing World by Judith L. Gibbons

Adolescence in the 21st Century: A Worldwide Survey by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

Index

About the Editors and Contributors

VOLUME TWO

Foreword by T.S. Saraswathi

Preface by Uwe P. Gielen and Jaipaul L. Roopnarine

Worldwide Perspectives in Children and Adolescents

All the Worlds Children: Global Demographic Trends and Economic Disparities by Oksana Chumachenko and Uwe P. Gielen

Literacy Development in Global Perspective: A Research and Policy Approach by Daniel A. Wagner

Difficult Adjustments

The Changing Developmental Dynamics of Children in Particularly DifficultCircumstances: Some Examples of Street and War-Traumatized Children by Lewis Aptekar

Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Developmental Psychopathology by Thomas M. Achenbach

The Adaptation of Immigrant Children in the United States of America

The Adaptation and Acculturation of Children from Immigrant Families by Andrew J. Fuligni

Factors Tied to the Schooling of Children of English-speaking Caribbean Immigrants to the United States by Jaipaul L. Roopnarine, Pauline F. Bynoe, and Ronald Singh

The Acquisition of English and Maintenance of Native Language by Immigrant Children and Adolescents in North America by Gisela Jia

Epilogue

Cross-Cultural Study of Human Development: Following the Yellow Brick Road in Search of New Approaches for the 21st Century by Harry Gardiner

Appendix: Human Development in Cross-Cultural Perspective: A Selective Bibliography by Uwe P. Gielen

Index

About the Editors and Contributors

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