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"Discovering Successful Pathways in Children's Development" provides a new perspective on the study of childhood and family life.Successful development is enhanced when communities provide meaningful life pathways that children can seek out and engage. Successful pathways include both a culturally valued direction for development and competence in skills that matter for a child's subsequent success as a person as well as a student, parent, worker, or citizen.To understand successful pathways requires a mix of qualitative, quantitative, and ethnographic methods the state of the art for research practice among developmentalists, educators, and policymakers alike. This volume includes new studies of minority and immigrant families, school achievement, culture, race and gender, poverty, identity, and experiments and interventions meant to improve family and child contexts."Discovering Successful Pathways in Children's Development" will be of enormous value to everyone interested in the issues of human development, education, and social welfare, and among professionals charged with the task of improving the lives of children in our communities."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226886640
ISBN-10: 0226886646
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 166mm x 30mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Thomas S. Weisner

Thomas S. Weisner is professor of anthropology in the Center for Culture and Health (NPI/Department of Psychiatry), and Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles. He is coeditor of "African Families and the Crisis of Social Change."