Children at Risk in America History, Concepts, and Public Policy

ISBN-10: 0791411982
ISBN-13: 9780791411988
Edition: N/A
Authors: Roberta Wollons
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Description: This collection of essays addresses 20th-century historical and contemporary issues regarding children who are considered to be at risk. The essays explore the language of risk as it is used by the courts, the schools, governmental agencies, and  More...

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List price: $33.95
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 12/8/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

This collection of essays addresses 20th-century historical and contemporary issues regarding children who are considered to be at risk. The essays explore the language of risk as it is used by the courts, the schools, governmental agencies, and child advocates, those who discover risks and create correctives for children who both need protection and threaten to disturb the social order. Paper edition (unseen), $17.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Historical Public Discourse
Child Saving in Modern America 1870s-1990s
Status Offenders, Criminal Offenders, and Children "At Risk" in Early Twentieth-Century Juvenile Court
Structuring Risks: The Making of Urban School Order
Reconceptualizing Children at Risk
Making Controversy: Who's "At Risk?"
Children's Legal Rights? A Historical Look at a Legal Paradox
Inventing the Problem Child: "At Risk" Children in the Child Guidance Movement of the 1920s and 1930s
Contemporary Public Discourse
Children at Risk: Students in Special Education
Language and Ethnicity as Factors in School Failure: The Case of Mexican-Americans
Adolescent Pregnancy and Child Support
Reversing the Poverty Cycle with Job-Based Education
Public Policy and Child Care: The Question of Quality
Public Policy and Child Protection
Contributors
Index

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