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America's disconnected youth : toward a preventive strategy
Besharov, Douglas J.
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : CWLA Press : American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, [1999]

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xiv, 313 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction / Douglas J. Besharov & Karen N. Gardiner -- The plight of the inner-city black male / William Julius Wilson -- Teen sexuality among inner-city white youth / Patricia Stern -- Prevalence, patterns, and outcomes / Brett V. Brown & Carol Emig -- Family background, church attendance, and school achievement / Linda Datcher Loury -- Listening to young, inner-city African American males / Kathryn Taaffe McLearn & Shawn V. LaFrance -- The "hallwalkers" / Hillard Pouncy -- Improving links between high schools and careers / Robert I. Lerman -- Focus high schools / Paul T. Hill -- Extending the time of learning / Andrew Hahn -- Youth development programs / Jodie Roth, Lawrence F. Murray, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, & William H. Foster -- Epilogue / Hugh Price.
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HV1431 .A64 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This text emphasizes the importance of educational and youth programmes - and their potential. It states that even as late as adolescence, at-risk youth - whose futures seem so bleak - are still in school and still within the reach of preventive intervention.

Table of Contents

Douglas J. Besharov and Karen N. GardinerWilliam Julius WilsonPatricia SternBrett V. Brown and Carol EmigLinda Datcher LouryKathryn Taaffe McLearn and Shawn V. LaFranceHillard PouncyRobert I. LermanPaul T. HillAndrew HahnJodie Roth and Lawrence F. Murray and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and William H. FosterHugh Price
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
1. The Plight of the Inner-City Black Malep. 31
2. Teen Sexuality Among Inner-City White Youthp. 49
3. Prevalence, Patterns, and Outcomesp. 101
4. Family Background, Church Attendance, and School Achievementp. 117
5. Listening to Young, Inner-City African American Malesp. 133
6. The "Hallwalkers"p. 151
7. Improving Links Between High Schools and Careersp. 185
8. Focus High Schoolsp. 213
9. Extending the Time of Learningp. 233
10. Youth Development Programsp. 267
Epiloguep. 295
About the Authorsp. 307