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Vulnerable Children : Global Challenges in Education, Health, Well-Being, and Child Rights.

Author: Deborah J Johnson; DeBrenna LaFa Agbényiga; Robert K Hitchcock; DeBreena LaFa Agbenyiga; ProQuest (Firm)
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer, 2014. ©2013.
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Covering millions of young victims of war, poverty and disease, who are deprived of home, family and basic human rights, this book analyzes current intervention programs and identifies challenges that must be met in the community and at broader policy levels.
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Johnson, Deborah J.
Vulnerable Children : Global Challenges in Education, Health, Well-Being, and Child Rights
New York, NY : Springer,c2014
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah J Johnson; DeBrenna LaFa Agbényiga; Robert K Hitchcock; DeBreena LaFa Agbenyiga; ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN: 9781461467809 1461467802
OCLC Number: 1097165996
Description: 1 online resource (281 pages)
Contents: Foreword --
Three Dark Secrets of Vulnerability --
The Three Bright Secrets of Resilience --
Reference --
Preface --
Contents --
Contributors --
Chapter 1: Vulnerable Childhood in a Global Context: Embracing the Sacred Trust --
Vulnerable Child: Invisible, Unprotected, and Undefended --
Mental Health and Well-Being --
Child as Entity: Culturally Bound and Centered Development --
Layered Vulnerability and the Approach --
References --
Part I: Cultural Empowerment and Self Determination --
Chapter 2: Dilemmas of Rights-Based Approaches to Child Well-Being in an African Cultural Context --
Overview of Childhood in an African Cultural Setting --
Intervention of Africa's Childhood at Issue --
Dilemmas in Rights-Based Interventions in Africa --
The Ambiguities in Rights Instruments and Practices --
Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 3: Undefended Children in the Classroom? Looking at Textbooks, Cultural Difference, and Other Aspects of Indigenous Education in Mexico --
The Maya-Tojolabal People --
Language and Culture --
The Concept of Authority --
Incompatible Concepts of Education --
Indigenous Education --
Discriminatory Textbooks? --
The Official Textbooks --
Intercultural Workbooks for Indigenous Children --
Willpower Water Soap --
Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 4: The Nyae Nyae Village Schools Project: Indigenous Community-Based Education in Namibia --
The Need for the Village Schools Project --
Education in Nyae Nyae After Independence --
Self-Literacy --
Spin-Offs of the Village Schools Project --
The Ju/'hoan Transcription Group (JTG) --
The Youth Transcription Project and Dictionary Update --
The Kalahari Peoples Network --
The VSP Model --
References --
Part II: Education and Schooling Experiences --
Chapter 5: Poverty and Minority Children's Education in the USA: Case Study of a Sudanese Refugee Family --
Method. The Participants: The Myer Family --
Data Collection and Analysis --
Poverty and Schooling: The Myer Family's Educational Experiences in the USA --
Immigration and Adjustment to Life in the USA --
Parental Involvement in Homework --
Cultural Differences in Schooling --
Interactions with the Public School System: Fighting Against the ESL Programs --
Conclusions and Implications --
References --
Chapter 6: Boodja Marr Karl : A Whole-Community Approach to Aboriginal Education-The Development of a Cultural Framework for Aboriginal Participation in Education and Schooling --
How Concepts of Boodja Marr Karl Define Us --
A Whole-Community Approach to Aboriginal Education --
Key Concepts and Features of the Boodja Marr Karl Educational Model --
An Indigenous Lifelong Learning Community --
Code Switching --
A Holistic Approach --
Features, Components, and Characteristics of the Center --
Early Childhood (0-4) --
Primary School --
Student Support Services --
Adult Community Education --
Community Learning Resources and Outreach --
Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 7: Self-Perceptions of Relations with Parents, Attitudes Toward School, and Delinquency Among African-American, Caribbean American, and Ghanaian Adolescents --
Review of the Literature --
Overview of Attachment Theory --
Research on Family-Level Variables, Parent-Child Relations, and Delinquency --
Research on Delinquency and Black Adolescents --
Methodology --
Research Questions --
Participants --
Stipend --
Measures --
Predictor Variables --
Interview: Demographic and Delinquent/Criminal History Data --
Outcome Variables --
Findings --
Demographics --
Attitude Toward School and Future Aspirations --
Delinquency --
Social Responsibility --
Self-Perceptions of Relationship with Parents --
Measures of Association --
Summary --
Discussion --
Limitations of the Study. Implications and Future Direction --
References --
Part III: Health and Well Being --
Chapter 8: Child Labor: A Child Development Perspective --
Introduction --
Definitions --
General Effects of Child Labor --
The Distribution of Child Labor --
Farm Work --
Domestic Work --
The Developmental Effects --
Physical Development --
Cognitive Development --
Social Development --
Behavioral and Emotional Development --
Research Gaps --
Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 9: Vulnerable Children? The Heterogeneity of Young Children's Experiences in Kenya and Brazil --
The Cultural Ecology of Young Children Project --
Cultural-Ecological Theory --
The Cities and Participants --
Methods --
Results --
Engagement in Activities --
Discussion and Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 10: Child Labor and Child Well-Being: The Case of Children in Marine Fishing in Ghana --
What Is Child Labor? --
Method --
Participants --
Sampling --
Ethical Issues --
Findings --
Socioeconomic Background of Child Workers --
Reasons for Working in Marine Fishing --
Who Employs the Children? --
Tasks Performed by Children in Fishing --
Working Hours --
Work-Related Health and Safety Hazards --
Combining Schooling and Fishing --
Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 11: A World Tour of Selected Intervention Programs for Children of a Parent with a Psychiatric Illness --
Background Literature --
Experiences of Family Members and Children of People with a Psychiatric Illness --
Developmental Risks, Needs, and Resilience --
Program Possibilities --
Methods --
Findings --
Discussion --
Variable Program Characteristics --
Implications and Summary --
References --
Part IV: Child Security: Orphans and Fosterage --
Chapter 12: Sudanese Refugee Youth: Resilience Among Undefended Children --
Theoretical Framework --
Effects of War on Children. Protective Factors for Children Exposed to War and Conflict --
Method --
Participants --
Data Analysis --
Findings and Interpretation --
Risks Experienced During the Flight --
Experience of Separation from Families and Ambiguous Loss --
Protective Factors and Resilience --
Conclusions and Implications for Policy, Practice, and Research --
References --
Chapter 13: When All the Children Are Left Behind: An Exploration of Fosterage of Owambo Orphans in Namibia, Africa --
Methods --
The Owambo Context --
Namibian Demographic and Health Survey --
Variables --
Qualitative Data Collection --
Results --
Discussion --
Limitations of the Study --
Future Directions --
References --
Chapter 14: Malawi's Orphans: The Role of Transnational Humanitarian Organizations --
The New Humanitarianism --
Transnational Orphan Care Programs in Malawi --
The Moral Imperative --
Reproduction of Unequal Power Relations --
Bare Life --
Conclusions --
References --
Part V: Children's Rights --
Chapter 15: Indigenous Children's Rights and Well-Being: Perspectives from Central and Southern Africa --
Introduction --
Indigenous Peoples in Africa --
Transformations in Southern Africa --
Challenges for Indigenous Women and Children --
Preschool Education Among San in Botswana --
Conclusions --
References --
Chapter 16: Traditional Religion, Social Structure, and Children's Rights in Ghana: The Making of a  Trokosi Child --
The Trokosi System --
Ewe Social Structure and Rights --
Religion Among the Ewes --
Trokosi and Negative Traditional Practices in Ghana --
Do Culture and Religion Justify Trokosi Practice in Present-Day Ghana? --
What Sustains the Trokosi System? --
Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 17: Defending and Nurturing Childhood in Media, Public, and Policy Discourses: Lessons from UNICEF's Juanita Communication Initiative in Colombia. The Child Survival and Development Revolution --
The Juanita Communication Initiative in Colombia 1 --
Lessons Learned --
References --
Chapter 18: Epilogue --
References --
About the Editors --
Index.

Abstract:

Covering millions of young victims of war, poverty and disease, who are deprived of home, family and basic human rights, this book analyzes current intervention programs and identifies challenges that must be met in the community and at broader policy levels.

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