Pub Date2004
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Childhood & Adolescence: Cross Cultural Perspectives and Applications

Uwe P Gielen (ed.) Jaipaul L. Roopnarine (ed.)
Praeger Publishers

Distinguished authors detail cross-cultural issues affecting youngsters, including parenting practices, gender role socialization, risk and resilience in childhood, and more. The text challenges existing beliefs about childhood development, offers current research on childrearing and socialization practices in diverse cultures, and examines social and educational policies as they relate to children and adolescents. Socialization practices within families, communities, and educational settings are included.  This volume, which includes both field-based and experimental research, will appeal to practitioners, scholars, and students in the fields of child psychology, cross-cultural psychology, anthropology, sociology, child and family studies, and social work.

About the Author

Having grown up as an internal refugee in West Germany, Uwe P. Gielen received his Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University in 1976, where he completed his dissertation under the guidance of the late Lawrence Kohlberg. He has taught at the City University of New York (1973-1980) and served as chairperson of the Psychology Department of St. Francis College, New York City, from 1980-1990. Presently he is Professor-Emeritus of Psychology and Executive Director of the Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology at St. Francis College.

Jaipaul L. Roopnarine is a Professor of Child Studies at Syracuse University. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 journal articles and book chapters in the areas of developmental psychology and early childhood education.