The Adolescent As Decision-Maker. Applications to by Allen J. Edwards

By Allen J. Edwards

This e-book stories present theories and examine on adolescent improvement and their implications for schooling. it really is prepared round the subject matter of the adolescent as decision-maker, and covers components of ordinary improvement which are an important for the transition to independence. the problems raised via the considerate stories will stimulate dialogue and debate and may offer new views on youth.

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In one study, adolescents' descriptions of moral dilemmas of personal interest to them were quite unlike those used by Kohlberg (Yussen, 1977). " One role of the teacher is to assess whether each child is cognitively ready to learn a new concept; there must be a cognitive structure that can assimilate the new concept or accommodate to it. The material must be at an appropriate level because the child's thinking can develop only in small steps, not great leaps. An adolescent must adequately master precalculus material before entering a calculus class.

In Chapter 3, Danner critically evaluates Piaget's account of adolescent intellectual development and how it has influenced educational practice. He concludes that Piaget overestimated the pace of intellectual growth during adolescence but his views on the process by which this growth proceeds provide many useful suggestions for secondary educators. While cognitive growth provides the intellectual basis for decision making, most important decisions are played out in the social arena. Therefore, the development of appropriate social skills is another critical 48 Journey through Adolescence task for adolescents.

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