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Title Children, youth, and families : the action-research relationship / edited by Robert N. Rapoport
Published Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985
Cambridge US : Cambridge University Press, 1985


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Description vii, 320 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Research and action / Robert N. Rapoport -- Education / Barbara Maughan and Michael Rutter -- Youth employment / Richard H. Price and Anna Celeste Burke -- Juvenile justice -- Leslie T. Wilkins -- Personal social service and income transfer experiments / Alfred J. Kahn and Sheila B. Kamerman -- Family dynamics / Hamilton I. McCubbin, David H. Olson, and Shirley L. Zimmerman -- Family support systems / Edward Zigler and Heather Weiss -- Child health / I. Barry Pless and Robert J. Haggerty -- Community mental health / Gerald L. Klerman -- Reconsidering action-research / Robert N. Rapoport
Summary This book examines the connections between basic research in the social sciences, and political and social action to improve the situations of children, youth, and families. In the 1950s and 1960s, following the many effective applications of their work during World War II, there Was a vigorous interplay between social scientists and those engaged in programme development. More recently, their paths have diverged. Adducing the model of the physical sciences, Robert N. Rapoport and his collaborators argue that this divergence contributes to inhibition of action initiatives, on the one hand, and stagnation in the quest for new knowledge, on the other. Dr Rapoport raises ten key questions about the appropriate relationship between research and action, and these issues are discussed in the fields of education, youth employment and unemployment, juvenile justice, child health, community mental health, social services, and family research by authors who have had extensive and authoritative involvement in these areas
Analysis Welfare services for young persons Research
Notes "First paperback printing 2010" --t.p. verso of digitally reprinted paperback
Bibliography Includes bibliographies and indexes
Notes In English
Subject Action research -- United States.
Action research.
Child health services.
Children -- Services for.
Evaluation research (Social action programs)
Evaluation research (Social action programs) -- United States.
Family policy -- Research.
Family policy.
Family services.
Social policy -- United States.
Youth -- Services for.
Child Health Services.
Evaluation Studies as Topic.
Public Policy.
United States -- Social policy.
United States.
Author Rapoport, Robert N.
LC no. 85011643
ISBN 0521301432 (hbk.)
9780521143691 (paperback)