In this course, we will examine key issues affecting the well-being of children and youth from a global perspective. The interface of cultural values with dominant areas of social concern will be considered within the contexts of family, school, and community. Childhood socialization during an era of rapid global change will be explored, and particular attention will be given to gender issues. The theme of risk and resilience will be integrated throughout the course as major challenges and opportunities for children and youth are addressed. Models of effective intervention for at-risk youth will be explored, and factors related to positive development will be identified. In addition, the transition process from youth to adulthood will be explored in the context of the countries visited on the voyage.
Field WorkCountry: South Africa
Date: March 23, 2018