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Cultural Psychology of Education

Educating Adolescents Around the Globe

Becoming Who You Are in a World Full of Expectations

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

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  • Provides a multidisciplinary perspective on the current state of adolescent education around the world
  • Demonstrates how education systems are formed by and closely tied to culture
  • Discusses the challenges of adolescent education in six countries by introducing different groups of underserved adolescents
  • Ties together the lessons learned to give practical advice for working towards the goal of serving all adolescents well
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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.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Adolescence—A Cultural-Sociological Perspective

    Pages 3-11

    Bertram, Hans

  • Adolescents Instead of Adolescence: Beyond Phases and Developmental Tasks

    Pages 13-28

    Watzlawik, Meike

  • Educating Adolescents in India: Challenges and a Proposed Roadmap

    Pages 30-57

    Pande, Mansa (et al.)

  • India’s Demographic Dividend: Addressing the Challenge of Poverty in Educating Adolescents

    Pages 59-79

    Joshi, Priti

  • Building Blocks and Barriers to Educational Attainment and Learning in Kenyan Schools: Preserving or Changing Cultural Identity Markers

    Pages 80-96

    Ipapa, Gerald

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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
XIV, 326
Number of Illustrations
31 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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