Pathways Of Human Development

In Order to Read Online or Download Pathways Of Human Development Full eBooks in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl and Mobi you need to create a Free account. Get any books you like and read everywhere you want. Fast Download Speed ~ Commercial & Ad Free. We cannot guarantee that every book is in the library!

Pathways of Human Development

Pathways of Human Development
  • Author : Jay A. Mancini,Karen A. Roberto
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2009-08-20
  • ISBN : 9780739136881
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Pathways of Human Development uses theoretical perspectives from developmental, social, and behavioral sciences to examine the many ways that individuals, families, and communities intersect and interface. Focusing on the impact of change on human development, including its antecedents, processes, and consequences, the chapters examine a range of topics such as health and adaptation; social anxiety disorder; protective factors and risk behaviors; parent-child relationships; adolescent sexuality; intergenerational relationships; family stress and adaptation; and community resilience. By extending human development theorizing across these pivotal life-changing issues, this volume offers a comprehensive map of the trajectories of development among individuals, families, and communities.

Human Development and Community Engagement through Service-Learning

Human Development and Community Engagement through Service-Learning
  • Author : Ntimi Nikusuma Mtawa
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2019-12-16
  • ISBN : 3030347281
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This book establishes community engagement and service-learning as pathways to advancing human development and common good. Using the human development and capability approach as normative frameworks, with South Africa as a frame of reference, the author investigates the theoretical contributions and ultimate benefits of university-community partnerships. In doing so, this book demonstrates that three interrelated capabilities – affiliation, common good professionals and local citizenship – are developed through community engagement and service-learning. Subsequently, the notion of transformative change through community engagement and service-learning is illuminated, particularly when operating within the context of power differentials, inequality and extreme poverty. This book will be of interest and value to students and scholars of service-learning, and its implications for partnerships between universities and external communities.

Signalling Pathways in Embryonic Development

Signalling Pathways in Embryonic Development
  • Author : Juan J. Sanz-Ezquerro,Andrea E. Münsterberg,Sigmar Stricker
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release : 2017-11-30
  • ISBN : 2889453464
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The formation of a complex multicellular organism from a single cell is one of the most amazing processes of biology. Embryonic development is characterised by the careful regulation of cellular behaviours such that cells proliferate, migrate, differentiate and form tissues at the correct place and time. These processes are genetically controlled and depend both on the history of cells, their lineage, and on the activities of signalling pathways, which coordinate the cell interactions leading to organogenesis. The aim of the Frontiers research topic “Signalling pathways in embryonic development” has been to provide a forum for experts in cell and developmental biology to share recent advances in the field of signalling during embryonic development. Sixteen articles in a variety of formats are united in this Topic, offering a valuable collection for researchers looking for an update in the knowledge of signalling pathways operating during embryogenesis. The works, focused mainly on vertebrates, explore different aspects of this theme from cell communication to organ formation and have implications for areas as distant as evolution or pathology. Understanding developmental signalling pathways is important for several reasons. It gives us information about basic mechanisms of cell function and interactions needed for morphogenesis and organogenesis. It uncovers the basis of congenital malformations, since errors at any step of cell signalling during development are a major cause of defects. This fundamental insight gives us clues to understand the mechanisms operating in evolution that explain diversity in form and function. And finally, it allows the identification of possible causes of disease in the adult organism (such as cancer or degenerative diseases) pinpointing possible targets for therapeutic approaches.

Discovering Successful Pathways in Children's Development

Discovering Successful Pathways in Children's Development
  • Author : Thomas S. Weisner
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2005-02-15
  • ISBN : 9780226886640
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Discovering Successful Pathways in Children's Development provides a new perspective on the study of childhood and family life. Successful development is enhanced when communities provide meaningful life pathways that children can seek out and engage. Successful pathways include both a culturally valued direction for development and competence in skills that matter for a child's subsequent success as a person as well as a student, parent, worker, or citizen. To understand successful pathways requires a mix of qualitative, quantitative, and ethnographic methods—the state of the art for research practice among developmentalists, educators, and policymakers alike. This volume includes new studies of minority and immigrant families, school achievement, culture, race and gender, poverty, identity, and experiments and interventions meant to improve family and child contexts. Discovering Successful Pathways in Children's Development will be of enormous value to everyone interested in the issues of human development, education, and social welfare, and among professionals charged with the task of improving the lives of children in our communities.

The Cambridge Handbook of Environment in Human Development

The Cambridge Handbook of Environment in Human Development
  • Author : Linda Mayes,Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2012-08-27
  • ISBN : 1139536168
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Families, communities and societies influence children's learning and development in many ways. This is the first handbook devoted to the understanding of the nature of environments in child development. Utilizing Urie Bronfenbrenner's idea of embedded environments, this volume looks at environments from the immediate environment of the family (including fathers, siblings, grandparents and day-care personnel) to the larger environment including schools, neighborhoods, geographic regions, countries and cultures. Understanding these embedded environments and the ways in which they interact is necessary to understand development.

The Oxford Handbook of Human Development and Culture

The Oxford Handbook of Human Development and Culture
  • Author : Lene Arnett Jensen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2015-03-13
  • ISBN : 0199948569
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The Oxford Handbook of Human Development and Culture provides a comprehensive synopsis of theory and research on human development, with every chapter drawing together findings from cultures around the world. This includes a focus on cultural diversity within nations, cultural change, and globalization. Expertly edited by Lene Arnett Jensen, the Handbook covers the entire lifespan from the prenatal period to old age. It delves deeply into topics such as the development of emotion, language, cognition, morality, creativity, and religion, as well as developmental contexts such as family, friends, civic institutions, school, media, and work. Written by an international group of eminent and cutting-edge experts, chapters showcase the burgeoning interdisciplinary approach to scholarship that bridges universal and cultural perspectives on human development. This "cultural-developmental approach" is a multifaceted, flexible, and dynamic way to conceptualize theory and research that is in step with the cultural and global realities of human development in the 21st century.

Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights

Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights
  • Author : Sakiko Fukuda-Parr,Terra Lawson-Remer,Susan Randolph
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2015-01-02
  • ISBN : 0190226692
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

One of the most ambitious legacies of the 20th century was the universal commitment to ensure freedom from want as a human right. But to what extent are countries across the world living up to this commitment? This path breaking book develops an innovative, evidence-based index for comparing performance on education, food, health, work and housing across very differently situated countries and over time. It explores the factors influencing performance and provides empirical evidence to resolve some long standing controversies over the principle of "progressive realization". By defying the boundaries of traditional research disciplines, this work fundamentally advances our knowledge about the status of and factors promoting social and economic rights fulfillment at the dawn of the 21st century.

Capabilities, Gender, Equality

Capabilities, Gender, Equality
  • Author : Flavio Comim,Martha C. Nussbaum
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2014-04-17
  • ISBN : 1107015693
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Provides unique reflections on the capability approach and its relevance to new human development policies and political liberalism.