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Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Childhood and Society

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ISBN-10: 0078127572

ISBN-13: 9780078127571

Edition: 8th 2010

Authors: Diana Del Campo, Robert Del Campo, Diana S. Del Campo, Robert L. Del Campo

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Taking Sidesvolumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions.Taking Sidesreaders feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume.Using Taking Sides in the Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource.
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Book details

List price: $48.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 11/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Is Institutional Child Care Beneficial to Children?
YES: Greg Parks, from "The High/Scope Perry Preschool Project," Juvenile Justice Bulletin (October 2000)
NO: T. Berry Brazelton and Stanley I. Greenspan, from The Irreducible Needs of Children: What Every Child Must Have to Grow, Learn, and Flourish (Perseus, 2000)
Does Maternal Employment Have Negative Effects on Children's Development?
YES: Wen-Jui Han, Jane Waldfogel, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, from "The Effects of Early Maternal Employment on Later Cognitive and Behavioral Outcomes," Journal of Marriage and Family (February 2001)
NO: Thomas M. Vander Ven, Francis T. Cullen, Mark A. Carrozza, and John Paul Wright, from "Home Alone: The Impact of Maternal Employment on Delinquency," Social Problems (May 2001)
Should Scientists Be Allowed to Clone Children?
YES: Kyla Dunn, from "Cloning Trevor," The Atlantic Monthly (June 2002)
NO: Robert A. Weinberg, from "Of Clones and Clowns," The Atlantic Monthly (June 2002)
Do Federal Laws Make Transracial Adoptions More Commonplace?
YES: Ezra E. H. Griffith and Rachel L. Bergeron, from "Cultural Stereotypes Die Hard: The Case of Transracial Adoption," The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (vol. 34, no. 3, 2006)
NO: Elizabeth Bartholet, from "Commentary: Cultural Stereotypes Can and Do Die: It's Time to Move on with Transracial Adoption," The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (vol. 34, no. 3, 2006); Diane H. Schetky, from "Commentary: Transracial Adoption-Changing Trends and Attitudes," The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (vol. 34, no. 3, 2006)
Early Childhood
Is Spanking Detrimental to Children?
YES: Elizabeth Thompson Gershoff, from "Corporal Punishment by Parents and Associated Child Behaviors and Experiences: A Meta-Analytic and Theoretical Review," Psychological Bulletin (vol. 128, no. 4, 2002)
NO: Diana Baumrind, Philip A. Cowan, and Robert E. Larzelere, from "Ordinary Physical Punishment: Is It Harmful? Comment on Gershoff (2002)," Psychological Bulletin (vol. 128, no. 4, 2002)
Are Fathers Really Necessary?
YES: Sara S. McLanahan, and Marcia J. Carlson from "Welfare Reform, Fertility and Father Involvement," The Future of Children, (Winter-Spring 2002)
NO: Peggy Drexler and Linden Gross, from Raising Boys without Men. New York: Rodale Books, 17-32 (2005)
Does Divorce Create Long-Term Negative Effects for Children?
YES: Judith Wallerstein, Julia Lewis, and Sandra Blakeslee, from The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: A 25-Year Landmark Study (Hyperion, 2000)
NO: E. Mavis Hetherington and John Kelly, from For Better or for Worse: Divorce Reconsidered (W.W. Norton, 2002)
Is Viewing Television Violence Harmful for Children?
YES: L. Rowell Huesmann, Jessica Moise-Titus, Cheryl-Lynn Podolski, and Leonard D. Eron, from "Longitudinal Relations between Children's Exposure to TV Violence and Their Aggressive and Violent Behavior in Young Adulthood: 1977-1992," Developmental Psychology (March 2003)
NO: Jib Fowles, from "The Whipping Boy: The Hidden Conflicts Underlying the Campaign against Violent TV," Reason (March 2001)
Middle Childhood
Does Marriage Improve Living Standards for Children?
YES: Wade F. Horn, from "Healthy Marriages Provide Numerous Benefits to Adults, Children, and Society," Insight on the News (March 18, 2002)
NO: Stephanie Coontz and Nancy Folbre, from "Marriage, Poverty, and Public Policy," The American Prospect Online, <a href=""></a> (March 19, 2002)
Do Children Who Are Homeschooled Have a Limited View of Society?
YES: Reich, Rob (April 2002) The civic perils of homeschooling. Educational Leadership: 59, 56-59
NO: Washburne, Thomas W. (April 22, 2002) The boundaries of parental authority: A response to Rob Reich of Stanford University. Home School Legal Defense Association: National Center for Home Education Special Report <a href=""></a>
Is Television Viewing Responsible for the Rise in Childhood Obesity?
YES: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, from "The Role of Media in Childhood Obesity," Issue Brief-The Henry J. Kaiser Foundation (February 2004)
NO: Center for Science in the Public Interest, from "Dispensing Junk: How School Vending Undermines Efforts to Feed Children Well," Report from Center for Science in the Public Interest (May 2004)
Do Bilingual Education Programs Help Non-English-Speaking Children Succeed?
YES: Wu, Jill (December 2004/January 2005) "A View from the Classroom." Educational Leadership: 62, 40-44
NO: Rossell, Christine (December 2004/January 2005) "Teaching English through English." Educational Leadership: 62, 32-36
Is Gay Adoption and Foster Parenting Healthy for Children?
YES: National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, from "Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents: Resources for Professionals and Parents," Adoption Information Clearinghouse (April 2000)
NO: Paul Cameron, from "Gay Foster Parents More Apt to Molest," Journal of the Family Research Institute (November 2002)
Should the HPV Vaccination Be Mandatory for Girls in Later Childhood?
YES: Cynthia Dailard, from "Achieving Universal Vaccination Against Cervical Cancer in the United States: The Need and the Means," Guttmacher Policy Review (Fall 2006)
NO: Roni Rabin, from "A New Vaccine for Girls, but Should It Be Compulsory?" The New York Times (July 18, 2006)
Are Male Teens More Aggressive Than Female Teens?
YES: Salmivalli, Christina, and Ari Kaukiainen (March/April 2004) "Female Aggression Revisited: Variable and Person-Centered Approaches to Studying Gender Differences in Different Types of Aggression." Aggressive Behavior: 30, 158-163
NO: Zimmer-Gembekc, Melanie J., Tasha C. Geiger, and Nicki R. Crick (November 2005) "Relational and Physical Aggression, Prosocial Behavior and Peer Relations: Gender Moderation and Bidirectional Association." Journal of Early Adolescence: 25, 421-452
Is Abstinence-Only Sex Education the Best Way to Teach about Sex?
YES: Robert E. Rector, Melissa G. Pardue, and Shannan Martin, from "What Do Parents Want Taught in Sex Education Programs?" Backgrounder (January 28, 2004)
NO: Advocates for Youth and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), from "Toward a Sexually Healthy America: Roadblocks Imposed by the Federal Government's Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Education Program," SIECUS (2001)
Is the Internet a Safe Place for Teens to Explore?
YES: Michele Fleming and Debra Rickwood, from "Teens in Cyberspace: Do They Encounter Friend or Foe?" Youth Studies Australia (vol. 23, no. 3, 2004)
NO: Chang-Hoan Cho and Hongsik John Cheon, from "Children's Exposure to Negative Internet Content: Effects of Family Content," Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media (December 2005)