Children on the Streets of the Americas: Globalization, Homelessness and Education in the United States, Brazil, and Cuba

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Januar 2000



The number of street children in developed and developing nations is rising, often in the midst of prosperity. These original contributions study and compare the living conditions and educational experiences of homeless children in Cuba, Brazil and the United States. Because social policy and economic factors are central to these children's plights, Mickelson and her contributors employ a political economy perspective to examine the lives of the children and the educational and social programs -- successful and unsuccessful -- that are designed to serve them. Children on the Streets of the Americas examines formal and informal programs, compares and contrasts children's situations in each country, and offers policy recommendations. Throughout the book case studies are combined with recent statistical and demographic facts about each country.


Roslyn Arlin Mickelson is Professor of Women's Studies at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She is a Visiting Scholar in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University in fall 1999.


"In her Foreword, Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children's Defense Fund, promotes this book as one that "shows us the face of homelessness in Brazil, Cuba, and the United States." Mickelson's book certainly does that, while offering the reader comparative analysis of education for the least priviledged children in the context of globalization. The book will be most appreciated by students of the social foundations of education and by sociologists of education who are looking to connect the education of children with larger scale social processes.."
-Contemporary Sociology, May 2001
EAN: 9780415923224
ISBN: 0415923220
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2000
Seitenanzahl: 304 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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