Children, Youth, and Families: The Action-Research Relationship

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Examines the connections between basic research in the social sciences, and political and social action to improve the situations of children, youth and families. Raises ten questions about the desired relationship between research and action in stimulating interaction between the social scientists and those engaged in program development.
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Overview

Examines the connections between basic research in the social sciences, and political and social action to improve the situations of children, youth and families. Raises ten questions about the desired relationship between research and action in stimulating interaction between the social scientists and those engaged in program development.
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"...it is refreshing to find a book that enthusiastically advocates social science research in areas of major social signifigance..."
--Contemporary Psychology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521143691
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/24/2010
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Research and action Robert N. Rapoport; 2. Education: improving practice through increasing understanding Barbara Maughan and Michael Rutter; 3. Youth employment: managing tensions in collaborative research Richard H. Price and Anna Celeste Burke; 4. Juvenile justice: research and action Leslie T. Wilkins; 5. Personal social service and income transfer experiments: the research and action connections Alfred J. Kahn and Sheila B. Kamerman; 6. Family dynamics: strengthening families through action-research Hamilton I. McCubbin, David H. Olson, and Shirley L. Zimmerman; 7. Family support systems: an ecological approach to child development Edward Zigler and Heather Weiss; 8. Child health: research in action I. Barry Pless and Robert J. Haggerty; 9. Community mental health: developments in the United States Gerald L. Klerman; 10. Reconsidering action-research Robert N. Rapoport; Name index; Subject index.
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