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Excellent overview of childhood and adolescence
A very insigful and useful for any undergraduate student. It covers majority of the topics that youth studies are dealing in contemporary times
Too context-bound and more suited to the American market, as it relies heavily on the application of US law to controversial issues in American life.
This book examines two competing sides of a single question. Many different contraversial issues are examined from teen pregnancy to child soldiers, violence and cyber-bullying.
Unfortunatley the book takes examples predominantley from American studies and therefor does not provide enough pertinence for my programmes.
A very good collection of articles supported with photos, maps, graphs and various charts.
A very detailed chronology of key events and dates, this was found to be very useful.
The 'pros and cons' boxes enabled a two sided argument towards the questions.
An excellent supplementary reader
An eclectic and helpful selection of readings; useful in setting out complex issues to do with adolescence.
This is a fasinating resource for teachers and possiable learners doing research, i am using it iin H&SC and CCLD classes. Only negative point is all legislation and statisics are for the USA and not UK / Europe which would have been useful.
Having ordered the book to consider for a Research Methods Module I think it will work better for Ethics. A range of important ethical issues are explored using contemporary data and raising interesting and challenging issues for students to consider.
Useful American data for comparative feedback- sets issues in an international context.
The course is largely focussed on childhood issues- this book is weighted towards youth and adolesence, hence will not be adopted as a core text.
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