ERIC Number: ED198626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Emerging Adolescent: Characteristics and Educational Implications.
Steer, Donald R., Ed.
Nine articles on the young adolescent consider the ability of middle schools to adapt to the needs of their students, the educational implications of preadolescent development, adolescent brain growth and cognitive ability, and the relevance of Piaget's psychology to the middle school. The authors' conclusions include the necessity to identify and investigate the developmental needs and learning capacities of emerging adolescents, to nurture creative problem-solving abilities, to regroup middle school students according to growth and maturation characteristics rather than age (developmental grouping), to introduce concrete rather than abstract concepts to complement brain growth periodization, and to provide for discovery learning. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Developmental Stages, Education, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Readiness, Middle Schools, Physical Development, Student Needs
National Middle School Assn., P.O. Box 968, Fairborn, OH 45324 ($2.95; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Middle School Association, Fairborn, OH.
Identifiers: Piaget (Jean); Preadolescents
Note: Based on presentations at the Institute on the Emerging Adolescent (Greeley, CO, July 9-13, 1979). Graphs may be marginally legible due to small print of original document.