ERIC Number: ED458324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
The Public Assault on America's Children: Poverty, Violence, and Juvenile Injustice. The Teaching for Social Justice Series.
Polakow, Valerie, Ed.
This collection of papers reveals the systemic violence, poverty, educational neglect, and social disregard that shape the lives of poor children in the United States. After an introduction, "Savage Policies: Systemic Violence and the Lives of Children" (Valerie Polakow), there are eight chapters: (1) "A Crucible of Contradictions: Historical Roots of Violence against Children" (Barbara Finkelstein); (2) "Poverty and Environmentally Induced Damage to Children" (Sue Books); (3) "Poverty and Youth Violence: Not All Risk Factors are Created Equal" (Joseph A. Vorrasi and James Garbarino); (4) "Framing Children in the News: The Face and Color of Youth Crime in America" (LynNell Hancock); (5) "America's Least Wanted: Zero-Tolerance Policies and the Fate of Expelled Students" (Sasha Polakow-Suransky); (6) "Listen First: How Student Perspectives on Violence Can be Used to Create Safer Schools" (Pedro A. Noguera); (7) "'Look Out, Kid, It's Something You Did': The Criminalization of Children" (Bernadine Dohrn); and (8) "Throwaway Children: Conditions of Confinement and Incarceration" (James Bell). (Individual papers contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Child Health, Delinquency, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Expulsion, Juvenile Justice, Mass Media, Minority Group Children, Poverty, Racial Discrimination, School Policy, School Safety, Social Bias, Student Attitudes, Violence
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