Key issues affecting the well-being of children and youth are explored from a global perspective. The interface of cultural values with emerging challenges and opportunities are considered within the contexts of family,school, community, and the broader environment. Models of youth participation and intervention programs are critiqued, and concepts related to risk and resilience are examined cross-culturally. Particular attention is given to gender issues.
This course can be applied toward:
IE 471 meets three credits of the International Development Studies Interdisciplinary Minor and Graduate Program. It is also a supportive course for the Peace and Reconciliation Studies minor. Contact the Office of International Programs for more details on these programs.
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Childhood in a Global Perspective, 3rd Ed. (2021)
Dr. Alicia Skinner Cook is a professor emeritus in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at CSU. She has been a Fulbright Scholar in India, South Africa, Chile, Jordan, and Vietnam and has served as a consultant for international projects in Kenya, Azerbaijan, and Belize.
Dr. Cook is a licensed psychologist and has a long-standing interest in effective intervention programs for children and youth.