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ERIC Number: ED203271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Rejection and Modification of Past Values: The Effect on the Adolescent's Developing Philosophy (A Concern for Guidance Personnel).
Spowart, Andrew C.
School guidance and counseling programs have been quite effective in providing vocational guidance and counseling for mental health, but the effectiveness of these programs in the future is cause for concern as rapid scientific and technological advances influence youth's creation of ideas and values. Adults today have experienced such rapid social acceleration and technological innovations that they have been unable to maintain many traditional values. Global anxiety, negativism, and the influence of external stimulation are all part of the adult's world. Therefore, the values transmitted to youth are interpreted as superficial and anxiety-filled. Youth reject past traditional values because of adults' stress on past learning without necessary modifications for present and future needs. Adolescents are no longer willing to behave through inner-directed principles, but are influenced by other-directed principles; they are frustrated and unable to accept a philosophy based on love, religion, rationality and humanistic principles. This concern suggests a need to develop new values and modify existing values. Youth will need to communicate with adults and still pursue other-directed methods for adjusting to the future. Guidance is one means for helping adolescents through this critical period. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada