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Unformatted text preview: • The Harlem Children’s Zone Project o Life Course Approach to diverting trajectories of poverty and low achievement o Their greatest successes have been with the younger children • Social Change and the Life Course Perspective o An attention to linked lives, socio-historical context, timing, and human agency may be the key to disrupting patterns of social inequality • What is the life course perspective? o An approach to conducting research o A tool for critical analysis o A way of thinking about the world • How is this relevant to my life? o An understanding of the “normative” life course trajectory o An understanding of how decisions you make today could influence your future o Critical thinking in everyday interactions. • Key Points o Explain what is meant by a life course attention to lifelong development. o How does the Harlem Children’s Zone incorporate a life course perspective in their programming? • Exam Review...
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- Fall '11
- Developmental Psychology