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The Resource Child and adolescent development in Latin America, David D. Preiss, (electronic book)

Child and adolescent development in Latin America, David D. Preiss, (electronic book)

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Child and adolescent development in Latin America
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Child and adolescent development in Latin America
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David D. Preiss
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eng
Summary
This is the 152nd volume in this Jossey-Bass series 'New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development'. Its mission is to provide scientific and scholarly presentations on cutting edge issues and concepts in this subject area. Each volume focuses on a specific new direction or research topic and is edited by experts from that field.
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Dewey number
155.4098
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no index present
LC call number
BF721
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
New directions for child and adolescent development
Series volume
152
Summary expansion
Explore the multiple dimensions of child and adolescent development in Latin America, and get acquainted with the research from this region and how it relates to the international scientific literature. This special issue presents a collection of reviews developed by leading scholars in Latin America about the state of child and adolescent research in this region. Topics considered include: poverty and cognitive development, school readiness of preschool children, peer relations and socioemotional development, psychopathology and psychiatric diagnosis, reading comprehension and related interventions, and the development of creativity. This is the 152nd volume in this Jossey-Bass series New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development. Its mission is to provide scientific and scholarly presentations on cutting edge issues and concepts in this subject area. Each volume focuses on a specific new direction or research topic and is edited by experts from that field
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Child and adolescent development in Latin America, David D. Preiss, (electronic book)
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online resource
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<p>Child and Adolescent Development in Latin America: Introduction to the Special Issue 7 <i>David D. Preiss</i></p> <p>The introduction presents the main contents of this issue as well as its purpose.</p> <p><b>1. Childhood Poverty and Cognitive Development in Latin America in the 21st Century 9</b> <i>M. Soledad Segretin, M. Julia Hermida, Luc&iacute;a M. Prats, Carolina S. Fracchia, Eliana Ruetti, Sebasti&aacute;n J. Lipina</i></p> <p>The aim of this paper is to review empirical studies that have analyzed the associations between poverty and cognitive development, in children under 18 years from Latin American and Caribbean countries between the years 2000 and 2015. The authors identify common patterns in the negative impacts of poverty on cognition, and several conceptual and methodological issues that should be considered in future studies in the region.</p> <p><b>2. School Readiness Research in Latin America: Findings and Challenges 31</b> <i>Katherine Strasser, Andrea Rolla, Silvia Romero-Contreras</i></p> <p>The article reviews studies conducted in Latin America on the readiness skills of preschool children. The skills considered necessary to do well in school are discussed in the context of the characteristics of local curricula, and empirical studies that describe children&rsquo;s performance in those skills are reviewed. The article concludes by discussing the kind of research needed to explain educational results and inform educational policies in the region.</p> <p><b>3. Adolescent Peer Relations and Socioemotional Development in Latin America: Translating International Theory into Local Research 45</b> <i>Christian Berger, Carolina Lisboa, Olga Cuadros, Pablo de Tezanos-Pinto</i></p> <p>The article reviews research on adolescents&rsquo; peer relations in Latin America from a socioemotional perspective. Research in Latin America on friendships, school climate, and intergroup relations is presented. The discussion addresses the tension between theories and evidence generated in developed societies and highlights the particularities of Latin American youth, stressing the need for collecting local data.</p> <p><b>4. Computational Tracking of Mental Health in Youth: Latin American Contributions to a Low-Cost and Effective Solution for Early Psychiatric Diagnosis 59</b> <i>Nat&aacute;lia Bezerra Mota, Mauro Copelli, Sidarta Ribeiro</i></p> <p>The article reviews epidemiological data from Latin America regarding the onset of mental disorders, and discusses the difficulties associated with early diagnosis. Then the authors present computational psychiatry, a new field particularly relevant for the quantitative investigation of psychopathologies manifested during childhood. To conclude, the authors discuss the application of these methods to clinical and educational practice.</p> <p><b>5. Reading Comprehension in Latin America: Difficulties and Possible Interventions 71</b> <i>S&eacute;verin Lions, Marcela Pe&ntilde;a</i></p> <p>The authors review factors associated with failure in reading comprehension in Latin America. Next, they present interventions reporting beneficial impacts on reading comprehension in typically developing students from English-speaking countries and discuss their possible applicability to Latin America. They conclude that research-based pedagogical interventions currently available may be suitable for implementation in Latin America.</p> <p><b>6. What Do We Know About the Development of Creativity in South America? 85</b> <i>David D. Preiss, Valeska Grau, Dominga Ortiz, Michelle Bernardino</i></p> <p>The authors review recent South American research in (a) individual differences in creativity and (b) the education and development of creativity. Most South American research on creativity is inspired by mainstream psychometric approaches, although computational and cultural approaches are also considered. The authors call for more intervention, longitudinal and observational studies about the development of creativity in the region.</p> <p><b>7. Research on Child and Adolescent Development and Public Policy in Latin America 99</b> <i>Marigen Narea</i></p> <p>The author concludes that developmental research in the region faces the challenge of uncovering the mechanisms that affect child development in a context of high levels of poverty and inequality. To better inform policy makers, researchers in the region should use appropriate and rigorous methods, improve the design and adaptation of instruments that measure child and adolescent development, develop longitudinal datasets, and look for causal evidence.</p> <p>INDEX 105</p>
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AH30712786
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112 pages.
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electronic
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9781119295365
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Child and adolescent development in Latin America, David D. Preiss, (electronic book)
Publication
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online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
<p>Child and Adolescent Development in Latin America: Introduction to the Special Issue 7 <i>David D. Preiss</i></p> <p>The introduction presents the main contents of this issue as well as its purpose.</p> <p><b>1. Childhood Poverty and Cognitive Development in Latin America in the 21st Century 9</b> <i>M. Soledad Segretin, M. Julia Hermida, Luc&iacute;a M. Prats, Carolina S. Fracchia, Eliana Ruetti, Sebasti&aacute;n J. Lipina</i></p> <p>The aim of this paper is to review empirical studies that have analyzed the associations between poverty and cognitive development, in children under 18 years from Latin American and Caribbean countries between the years 2000 and 2015. The authors identify common patterns in the negative impacts of poverty on cognition, and several conceptual and methodological issues that should be considered in future studies in the region.</p> <p><b>2. School Readiness Research in Latin America: Findings and Challenges 31</b> <i>Katherine Strasser, Andrea Rolla, Silvia Romero-Contreras</i></p> <p>The article reviews studies conducted in Latin America on the readiness skills of preschool children. The skills considered necessary to do well in school are discussed in the context of the characteristics of local curricula, and empirical studies that describe children&rsquo;s performance in those skills are reviewed. The article concludes by discussing the kind of research needed to explain educational results and inform educational policies in the region.</p> <p><b>3. Adolescent Peer Relations and Socioemotional Development in Latin America: Translating International Theory into Local Research 45</b> <i>Christian Berger, Carolina Lisboa, Olga Cuadros, Pablo de Tezanos-Pinto</i></p> <p>The article reviews research on adolescents&rsquo; peer relations in Latin America from a socioemotional perspective. Research in Latin America on friendships, school climate, and intergroup relations is presented. The discussion addresses the tension between theories and evidence generated in developed societies and highlights the particularities of Latin American youth, stressing the need for collecting local data.</p> <p><b>4. Computational Tracking of Mental Health in Youth: Latin American Contributions to a Low-Cost and Effective Solution for Early Psychiatric Diagnosis 59</b> <i>Nat&aacute;lia Bezerra Mota, Mauro Copelli, Sidarta Ribeiro</i></p> <p>The article reviews epidemiological data from Latin America regarding the onset of mental disorders, and discusses the difficulties associated with early diagnosis. Then the authors present computational psychiatry, a new field particularly relevant for the quantitative investigation of psychopathologies manifested during childhood. To conclude, the authors discuss the application of these methods to clinical and educational practice.</p> <p><b>5. Reading Comprehension in Latin America: Difficulties and Possible Interventions 71</b> <i>S&eacute;verin Lions, Marcela Pe&ntilde;a</i></p> <p>The authors review factors associated with failure in reading comprehension in Latin America. Next, they present interventions reporting beneficial impacts on reading comprehension in typically developing students from English-speaking countries and discuss their possible applicability to Latin America. They conclude that research-based pedagogical interventions currently available may be suitable for implementation in Latin America.</p> <p><b>6. What Do We Know About the Development of Creativity in South America? 85</b> <i>David D. Preiss, Valeska Grau, Dominga Ortiz, Michelle Bernardino</i></p> <p>The authors review recent South American research in (a) individual differences in creativity and (b) the education and development of creativity. Most South American research on creativity is inspired by mainstream psychometric approaches, although computational and cultural approaches are also considered. The authors call for more intervention, longitudinal and observational studies about the development of creativity in the region.</p> <p><b>7. Research on Child and Adolescent Development and Public Policy in Latin America 99</b> <i>Marigen Narea</i></p> <p>The author concludes that developmental research in the region faces the challenge of uncovering the mechanisms that affect child development in a context of high levels of poverty and inequality. To better inform policy makers, researchers in the region should use appropriate and rigorous methods, improve the design and adaptation of instruments that measure child and adolescent development, develop longitudinal datasets, and look for causal evidence.</p> <p>INDEX 105</p>
Control code
AH30712786
Extent
112 pages.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on &#x32;Request Access&#x33;, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9781119295365
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote

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