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Cultural Psychology of Education
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Educating Adolescents Around the Globe

Becoming Who You are in a World Full of Expectations

Editors: Watzlawik, Meike, Burkholder, Alina (Eds.)

  • Provides guidance on how to successfully address adolescents fallen through the cracks 
  • Works towards a general model of education and intervention
  • Provides support for adolescent development while being aware of its embeddedness in a material and culturally pre-structured world
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About this book

By traveling to different parts of the world, this book provides a multidisciplinary perspective on the current state of adolescent education and demonstrates how education systems are formed by and closely tied to culture. After establishing a theoretical background, the book delves into the particulars of adolescent education and its associated challenges in six countries (India, Kenya, Germany, Brazil, Japan, and Denmark). In tandem with the discussion of institutions, the stories of those who are all too often underserved or left behind are told. Despite the diversity of each education system, the investigation reveals several unifying themes that transcend the specific contexts. The lessons from each example are woven together to demonstrate how the individualized needs of students can best be met, in a vision for the future of educating adolescents."


About the authors

Alina Burkholder has worked in international contexts throughout her career, including several roles in international education. Alina earned her B.S. in psychology from the University of Braunschweig and her M.S. in cross-cultural psychology from Osnabrück University, both in Germany. Additionally, she has conducted research at universities in New Zealand, the United States, Canada, and Japan. Through the course of her work and studies, she has consistently sought experiences to apply her theoretical knowledge of cross-cultural psychology to advance intercultural engagement, understanding, and learning. Currently, she is a Public Diplomacy Officer at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington, D.C."

Dr. Meike Watzlawik is professor for developmental, cultural, and educational psychology at the Sigmund Freud University Berlin (SFU). While studying psychology at the University of Braunschweig, she was already working as a volunteer at a youth counseling center supporting adolescents and young adults (12 to 26 years of age) who were being faced with developmental challenges (e.g., low self-esteem or problems with parents and peers). In her studies on the psychology of adolescence, she examined sexual identity development (Ph.D.), sibling relationships (Habilitation) as well as identity development in general (diverse projects in several countries). Prior to her current position at SFU Berlin, she was the CEO of a private career-counseling center where she helped adolescents and young adults find the right educational or occupational path— always stressing that, despite all universalities, sight of the individual must never be lost.

Buy this book

eBook £87.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: May 31, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-37900-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover £109.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: May 31, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-37899-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Educating Adolescents Around the Globe
Book Subtitle
Becoming Who You are in a World Full of Expectations
Editors
  • Meike Watzlawik
  • Alina Burkholder
Series Title
Cultural Psychology of Education
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-37900-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-37900-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-37899-8
Series ISSN
2364-6780
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 404
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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