Childhood and Adolescence: Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Applications / Edition 1

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Distinguished authors detail cross-cultural issues affecting youngsters, including parenting practices, gender role socialization, risk and resilience in childhood, and more. The text challenges existing beliefs about childhood development, offers current research on childrearing and socialization practices in diverse cultures, and examines social and educational policies as they relate to children and adolescents. Socialization practices within families, communities, and educational settings are included.

This volume, which includes both field-based and experimental research, will appeal to practitioners, scholars, and students in the fields of child psychology, cross-cultural psychology, anthropology, sociology, child and family studies, and social work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567506617
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/2004
  • Series: Advances in Applied Developmental Psychology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 502
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Table of Contents


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


About the Editors and Contributors


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


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


About the Editors and Contributors

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