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Children, Youth, and Families : The Action-Research Relationship - Robert Norman Rapoport

Children, Youth, and Families

The Action-Research Relationship

By: Robert Norman Rapoport (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 23rd April 2014
ISBN: 9780521301435
Number Of Pages: 330

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This book examines the connections between basic research in the social sciences, and political and social action to improve the situations of children, youth, and families. In the 1950s and 1960s, following the many effective applications of their work during World War II, there Was a vigorous interplay between social scientists and those engaged in programme development. More recently, their paths have diverged. Adducing the model of the physical sciences, Robert N. Rapoport and his collaborators argue that this divergence contributes to inhibition of action initiatives, on the one hand, and stagnation in the quest for new knowledge, on the other. Dr Rapoport raises ten key questions about the appropriate relationship between research and action, and these issues are discussed in the fields of education, youth employment and unemployment, juvenile justice, child health, community mental health, social services, and family research by authors who have had extensive and authoritative involvement in these areas.

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"...it is refreshing to find a book that enthusiastically advocates social science research in areas of major social signifigance..." Contemporary Psychology

Research and action
Education: improving practice through increasing understanding
Youth employment: managing tensions in collaborative research
Juvnile justice: research and action
Personal social service and income transfer emperiments: the research and action connections
Family dynamics: strengthening families through action-research
Family support systems: an ecological approach to child development
Child health: research in action I.
Community mental health: developments in the United States
Reconsidering action-research
Name index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521301435
ISBN-10: 0521301432
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 330
Published: 23rd April 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 15.9  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.65