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

Children on the Streets of the Americas

Globalization, Homelessness and Education in the United States, Brazil, and Cuba

By: Roslyn Arlin Mickelson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 24th January 2000
ISBN: 9780415923224
Number Of Pages: 304

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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 the United States, Brazil and Cuba. Because social policy and economic factors are central to these children's plight, 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. The book 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. Also includes maps. Contributors: Fernanda Goncalves Almeida, Jean Anyon, Lynn G. Beck, Inaia Maria Moreira de Carvalho, Anthony Dewees, Marian Wright Edelman, Ligia Gomes Elliot, Irving Epstein, Maria Luisa Gonzalez, Linda Holman, Ana Huerta-Macias, Martha Knisely Huggins, Steven J. Klees, Lori Korinek, Sheryl L. Lutjens, Myriam P. Mesquita, Virginia Laycock McLaughlin, Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, Nelly de Mendoca Moulin, Rebecca L. Newman, Ralph da Costa Nunez, Vilma Periera, Marc Posner, Amelia Maria Noronha Pessoa de Queiroz, Yvonne Rafferty, Irene Rizzini, Fulvia Rosemberg, Murilo Tadeu Moreira Silva, James H. Stronge, Chriss Walther-Thomas

"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

Illustrationsp. 3
Abbreviationsp. 4
Forewordp. 6
Acknowledgmentsp. 8
Introduction
Globalization, Childhood Poverty, and Education in the Americasp. 11
Children on the Streets of Brazil, Cuba, and the United States: A Status Report
Families, Schools, and the Socialization of Brazilian Children: Contemporary Dilemmas that Create Street Childrenp. 43
Schooling and "Clean Streets" in Socialist Cuba: Children and the Special Periodp. 55
The Education of Homeless Children and Youth in the United States: A Progress Reportp. 66
Education and Social Policy for Children: The Role of the State
A New Paradigm for Social Change: Social Movements and the Transformation of Policy for Street and Working Children in Brazilp. 79
Dependency Served: Rhetorical Assumptions Governing the Education of Homeless Children and Youth in the United Statesp. 99
Educating Homeless Children in the United States: An Overview of Legal Entitlements and Federal Protectionsp. 108
From Discourse to Reality: A Profile of the Lives and an Estimate of the Number of Street Children and Adolescents in Brazilp. 118
Standards, Curriculum Reform, and the Educational Experiences of One Homeless Youngster: Some Reflectionsp. 136
Case Studies of Programs for Homeless and Street Children in the United States, Brazil, and Cuba
Restructuring Childhood in Cuba: The State as Familyp. 149
From Church Basement to Mainstream Classroom: The Evolution of A Child's Place in Charlotte, North Carolinap. 160
Projeto Axe: Educating Excluded Children in Salvadorp. 172
Breaking the Cycle: Educating New York's Homeless Children and Their Familiesp. 184
Projeto Semear: Equalizing Opportunities for Adolescents at Risk in Rio de Janeirop. 193
The "Magnet School" for the Homeless: A Worst-Case Scenariop. 205
Programa Curumim: A Program for At-Risk Children in the Industrial Heartlandp. 214
Marginalized Children and Youth: The Social and Educational Needs of the Most Disadvantaged Children
Improving Education for Homeless Students with Disabilities in the United Statesp. 227
Children of Undocumented Immigrants: An Invisible Minority among Homeless Studentsp. 238
Hungry Hearts: Runaway and Homeless Youth in the United Statesp. 247
Civic Invisibility, Marginality, and Moral Exclusion: The Murders of Street Youth in Brazilp. 257
Conclusion
Children on the Streets of the Americas: Implications for Social Policy and Educational Practicep. 271
Afterwordp. 283
Contributorsp. 284
Glossaryp. 288
Indexp. 291
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ISBN: 9780415923224
ISBN-10: 0415923220
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 24th January 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.29  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1