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Families and Neighborhoods as Contexts for Education


by Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Jill Denner & Pam Klebanov — 1995

In this chapter, we look at the family and the neighborhood as contexts in which children develop and learn. Since other chapters in this volume focus on the school, our focus is not on school settings, even though connections exist among family, school, and neighborhood features. First we consider briefly the ways in which development is studied. We then outline some of the changing demographics of families and we review research on the influence of the family. Next, we review the limited research on neighborhood influences, where little attention has been paid to the intersection of family and neighborhood influences—how they interact to produce child outcomes and how neighborhoods influence children indirectly through their effects on families. Finally, we consider intervention efforts that target the family or the neighborhood.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 94, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 96 Number 6, 1995, p. 233-252
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18844, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 12:29:13 PM

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About the Author
  • Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
    Teachers College, Columbia University
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    JEANNE BROOKS-GUNN is the Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child and Parental Development at Teachers College, Columbia University.
  • Jill Denner
    Teachers College, Columbia University
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    JILL DENNER is a Research Assistant at the Center for Young Children and Families at Teachers College, Columbia University.
  • Pam Klebanov
    Teachers College, Columbia University
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    PAM KLEBANOV is a Research Scientist at the Center for Young Children and Families at Teachers College, Columbia University.
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