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Title Adolescent development and school achievement in urban communities : resilience in the neighborhood / edited by Gary L. Creasey and Patricia A. Jarvis
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2012
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Contents pt. I. The adolescent as an individual : theory and contexts -- pt. II. The fundamental changes of adolescence -- pt. III. Immediate contexts for adolescent development -- pt. IV. Positive outcomes associated with adolescence
Summary "This timely volume explores essential themes, issues, and challenges related to adolescents' lives and learning in underserviced urban areas. Distinguished scholars provide theoretically grounded, multidisciplinary perspectives on contexts and forces that influence their development and achievement. The emphasis is on what is positive and effective, what can make a real difference in the lives and life chances for urban youths, rather than deficits and negative dysfunction. Going beyond solely traditional psychological theories, a strong conceptual framework addressing four domains for understanding adolescent development undergirds the volume: Developmental continuities from childhood Primary changes (biological, cognitive, social) Contexts of development Adolescent outcomes A major federal government initiative is the development of programs to support underserviced urban areas. Directly relevant to this initiative, this volume contributes significantly to gaining a realistic understanding of the contexts and institutions within which urban youths live and learn"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Academic achievement -- United States.
Urban youth -- Education -- United States
Urban youth -- United States -- Social conditions
Youth development -- United States.
Youth with social disabilities -- Education -- United States.
Academic achievement.
EDUCATION -- Comparative.
EDUCATION -- History.
EDUCATION -- Philosophy & Social Aspects.
Urban youth -- Education.
Urban youth -- Social conditions.
Youth development.
Youth with social disabilities -- Education.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Creasey, Gary.
Jarvis, Patricia A.
ISBN 1136703098