The World's Youth: Adolescence in Eight Regions of the Globe

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The life stage of adolescence now occurs in most corners of the world, but it takes different forms in different regions. Scholars from eight regions of the world describe the distinct nature of adolescence, drawing on research to address standard topics regarding this age and show how it has a different effect across societies. As a whole, the book depicts how rapid global change is dramatically altering the experience of the adolescent transition, creating new opportunities and challenges for adolescents, parents, teachers, and professionals.

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"... fascinating ... well-researched." Childhood Education

"It provides a solid review of the situation of adolescents across regions ... The authors cover a range of important topics that are often neglected in studies of adolescents, particularly in the literature concerning developing countries." Studies in Family Planning

"Recommended." Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521809108
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Pages: 384
  • Lexile: 1440L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The kaleidoscope of adolescence: experiences of the world's youth at the beginning of the 21st century B. Bradford Brown, Reed W. Larson and T. S. Saraswathi; 2. Demographic trends affecting youth around the world Elizabeth Fussell and Margaret E. Greene; 3. Adolescence in sub-Saharan Africa: an image constructed from Africa's triple inheritance A. Bame Nsamenang; 4. Adolescence in India: street urchins or Silicon Valley millionaires? Suman Verma and T. S. Saraswathi; 5. Adolescence in China and Japan: adapting to a changing environment Harold W. Stevenson and Akane Zusho; 6. Youth in Southeast Asia: living within the continuity of tradition and the turbulence of change Madelene Santa Maria; 7. Arab adolescents facing the future: enduring ideals and pressures to change Marilyn Booth; 8. Adolescents in Russia: surviving the turmoil and creating a brighter future Anna Stetsenko; 9. Adolescence in Latin America: facing the future with skepticism Carlos Welti Chanes; 10. Adolescents in Western countries in the 21st century: vast opportunities - for all? Jeffrey Jensen Arnett; 11. Adolescence in global perspective: an agenda for social policy T. S. Saraswathi and Reed W. Larson.

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