ERIC Number: ED435483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Promoting Positive Outcomes: Issues in Children's and Families' Lives. The University of Illinois at Chicago Series on Children and Youth.
Reynolds, Arthur J., Ed.; Walberg, Herbert J., Ed.; Weissberg, Roger P., Ed.
In recent years, issues affecting children and youth have received increased attention at the national and local levels, with numerous reports detailing challenges and offering solutions. Targeted toward policymakers, practitioners, scholars, and those seeking understanding of ideas for social and educational reform, this book focuses on promising solutions to problems facing today's children and youth in urban and other settings, with special consideration to education and child development programs, policies, and practices. Each chapter, written by a variety of experts in social, educational, and health sciences, summarizes and integrates research in a particular area and discusses implications of the research for program and policy development. The introductory chapter highlights major themes, and the remaining chapters describe conditions and interventions that enhance prospects of children and youth, focusing on home, school, and community contexts. The chapters are: (1) "Introduction and Overview" (Arthur J. Reynolds, Herbert J. Walberg, and Roger P. Weissberg); (2) "Developmental Theory as a Basis for Policy" (Olivia N. Saracho); (3) "Early Childhood Development" (Douglas R. Powell); (4) "Building Relationships for Learning" (Dorothy Rich); (5) "School-Family Partnerships" (Evanthia N. Patrikakou, Roger P. Weissberg, and Michelle I. Rubenstein); (6) "Using Motivational Theory to Guide School Reform" (Carol Midgley and Martin L. Maehr); (7) "Promoting Safe Educational and Community Environments" (David W. Johnson and Roger T. Johnson); (8)"Preventing Drug Abuse" (Gilbert J. Botvin and Kenneth W. Griffin); (9) "Promoting Excellence in American Adolescents" (Toni Falbo and Robert W. Glover); (10) "Promoting Literacy and the Concept of Possibility" (Vivian L. Gadsden, Wanda Brooks, and Jacqueline K. Jackson); (11) "Preparing Youth for the Work Force" (Stephen F. Hamilton); (12) "Psychological and Educational Resilience" (Margaret C. Wang, Geneva D. Haertel, and Herbert J. Walberg). Each chapter contains references. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Change Strategies, Child Development, Children, Daily Living Skills, Drug Abuse, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Job Training, Literacy Education, Parent Education, Preschool Education, Prevention, Public Policy, Research Utilization, Resilience (Personality), Student Motivation, Well Being
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