ERIC Number: ED033445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct-17
Reference Count: 0
Planning Programs for Transescents.
Eichhorn, Donald H.
"Transescents" -- the prefix "trans" meaning "to go across" and the suffix "escent" meaning "to become something" -- are young people in transition from childhood to adolescence. The middle school organization presents educators with an opportunity for improved educational processes uniquely suited to students of this age group. Transescents are in transition physically, mentally, and socially, each developing according to his own timetable. This diversity in maturation rates creates diversity in interests and attitudes, thus precipitating irregular social and emotional patterns. The purpose of this paper is to suggest programs for the transescent level. Attention should specifically be given to curriculum, grouping techniques, and guidance programs. The middle school can be a dynamic program of education for transescents if educators understand the complexities of this age group and are willing to create programs suited to its unique characteristics. Related documents are EA 002 527 and EA 002 642. (Author/MF)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Design, Educational Innovation, Emotional Development, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Growth Patterns, Guidance, Guidance Programs, Junior High Schools, Maturation, Middle Schools, Program Development, Self Expression, Social Development, Social Problems
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Note: Paper presented at the University of New York at Buffalo (October 17, 1968).