This volume constitutes a timely and unique addition to the literature on human development from a cultural-contextual perspective. Editors Gisela Trommsdorff and Xinyin Chen present systematic and in-depth discussions of theoretical perspectives, landmark studies, and strategies for further research in the field.
In Early Childhood Development and Later Outcome, editors Sabina Pauen and Marc Bornstein have compiled essays by international experts reflecting the state of infant cognition studies and developmental psychology.
This publication aims to provide a toolbox for monitoring and evaluating life skills in the field. The guidelines were developed in close cooperation with representatives from our existing operational partners, and with the precious support of two experts in the filed of M&E and life skills.
These guidelines aim to provide a better understanding of what we mean by life skills and why we think they are of such importance, as well as a hands-on practical guideline for our operational partners about how to monitor and evaluate the development and acquisition of life skills and an introduction to rigorous impact evaluation.
In honor of its founder, the entrepreneur Klaus J. Jacobs, who passed away in 2008, the Jacobs Foundation has awarded two annual prizes since 2009. Endowed with a total of 1.2 million Swiss francs, the awards recognize exceptional achievements in research and practice in the field of child and youth development.
The annual reports inform about the values, activities as well as the institution and finances of the Jacobs Foundation.
Scientific exchange at the highest Level. Every year, the Jacobs Foundation invotes leading researchers to Marbach castle and offers an ideal setting for scientific discussion.
This volume made an important contribution to the growing literature on the transition from school to work. It provides a different perspective on the global changes that have transformed school-to-work transitions since the 1970s; offers an integrative conceptual framework for analysis; and promotes a comparative, cross-national understanding of school-to-work transitions in a changing social context.
As societies become more technically advanced and jobs require more expertise, young people are forced into a prolonged state of social marginality. Employment during adolescence could provide significant experiences for growth into later work roles, but most societies are not equipped to provide adolescents with meaningful work experience. In Youth Unemployment and Society, historians, psychologists, economists and sociologists provide a cross-national examination of trends in youth unemployment and intervention strategies in the United States and Europe.