Preparing Adolescents for the Twenty-First Century: Challenges Facing Europe and the United States

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Ruby Takanishi, David A. Hamburg, President Carnegie Corporation of New York (Emeritus) David A Hamburg
Cambridge University Press, Mar 28, 1997 - Psychology - 250 pages
Early adolescence, a critically important developmental phase in the lives of young people, has been neglected in terms of its potential to prevent educational and health problems. Preparing Adolescents for the Twenty-First Century: Challenges Facing Europe and the United States attempts to address this neglect by focusing on cross-national perspectives and linking fundamental research on adolescent development to the challenges of preparing young people for adult life. This volume's contributors describe the theory, design, and implementation of innovative comprehensive education and health approaches. The contributors give serious consideration to increasing the positive influence of education in promoting literacy for a high-technology economy, healthy lifestyles, and responsible citizenship. Co-editor David Hamburg was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on September 9, 1996.
 

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Contents

1 Meeting the essential requirements for healthy adolescent development in a transforming world ...
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2 Adapting educational systems to young adolescents and new conditions
13
A longitudinal study of a network engaged in Turning Poinrsbased comprehensive school transformation ...
38
Developments in Europe
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5 The role of the school in comprehensive health promotion
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Health promotion and life skills training
108
Stanford Universitys human biology curriculum for the middle grades
136
8 Education for living in pluriethnic societies
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9 The economics of education and training in the face of changing production and employment structures ...
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10 Schooltowork processes in the United States
195
Implications for policies in Europe and the United States
227
Name index
239
Subject index
244
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