Discovering Successful Pathways in Children's Development

Discovering Successful Pathways in Children's Development

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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 methodsa€”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.Mixed Methods in the Study of Childhood and Family Life Thomas S. Weisner ... evaluators obtained administrative data on receipt of benefits from the state Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) welfare and Food Stamp programs, earnings data ... These topics were then organized into a template, which fieldworkers used to structure their notes. ... Examples of main headings are a€œBeliefs about and use of childcare, a€ a€œRelationships with partner/spouse, a€ and a€œJob barriers.

Title:Discovering Successful Pathways in Children's Development
Author:Thomas S. Weisner
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2005-02-15


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