Adolescent Development and School Achievement in Urban by Gary Creasey, Patricia A Jarvis

By Gary Creasey, Patricia A Jarvis

This well timed volume explores crucial topics, concerns, and demanding situations with regards to young people’ lives and studying in underserviced city parts. exceptional students offer theoretically grounded, multidisciplinary views on contexts and forces that impression adolescent improvement and success. The emphasis is on what's optimistic and powerful, what could make a true distinction within the lives and existence possibilities for city youths, instead of deficits and destructive disorder. Going past exclusively conventional mental theories, a powerful conceptual framework addressing 4 domain names for realizing adolescent improvement undergirds the volume:

  • developmental continuities from childhood
  • primary alterations (biological, cognitive, social)
  • contexts of improvement
  • adolescent results.

A significant federal govt initiative is the improvement of courses to aid underserviced city parts. without delay correct to this initiative, this volume contributes considerably to gaining a pragmatic realizing of the contexts and associations in which city youths stay and learn.

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Racial residential segregation in American cities. In N. Brooks, K. Donaghy, & G. ), The Oxford handbook of urban economics and planning (pp. 318–339). New York: Oxford University Press. Boyle, M. H. (2002). Home ownership and the emotional and behavioral problems of children and youth. Child Development, 73(3), 883–893. Bratt, R. G. (2002). Housing and family well-being. Housing Studies, 17(1), 13–26. Buckner, J. , Bassuk, E. , & Weinreb, L. F. (2001). Predictors of academic achievement among homeless and low-income housed children, Journal of School Psychology, 39(1), 45–69.

His participation in an after-school program depends on whether one is available at the school (which may depend on funding or political support for such programs in the area), whether he has transportation home, or the safety of his neighborhood. How his teacher praises or corrects students is dependent on his/her culture of origin, prior schooling, or the accepted professional norms, to name only a few factors. As this example illustrates, the effect of ecological contexts on development is not unidirectional.

These results were consistent across ability levels. These academic benefits appear linked to the charter school experience as siblings who had access to other HCZ community programs, but who did not have access to these educational settings, experienced no gains in academic scores or attendance. Conclusions Underserviced urban environments expose the youth to a wider range of toxins and stressors that can compromise physical health and cognitive development. The disruption of social networks and discontinuities in school experiences are also associated with negative impacts on educational outcomes.

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