ERIC Number: ED373884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Young Adult Learner: Fifteen- to Eighteen-Year-Old Students in the Ontario English-Language School System. Volumes One [and] Two.
Anisef, Paul; And Others
This 2-volume report assesses the context of social, demographic, economic, and technological changes in the light of educational data on 15- to 18-year-old students. The report suggests the need for a more responsive and flexible approach to classroom instruction, to the school as a community institution, and to the diversity of the learning needs of Canada's changing population. The study constructed profiles of the 15-to-18-year-old student, especially attending to gender, ethno-cultural origin, and socio-economic variables, and particularly to minorities, special needs, and at-risk students. The resulting report is intended to assist in designing policies and programs responsive to the needs of secondary school children. In the first volume, section 1 summarizes recent social, technological, demographic, and structural transformations in Ontario. Section 2 reviews research literature on exceptional students and youth at risk, within the framework of learning styles theory and of Bloom's conceptual framework of prevention, intervention, and transition. Section 3 consists of qualitative research on exceptional students and youth at risk, based on interviews with educators, parents, and students. Section 4 explores learning as a cultural and diverse process in relation to the themes that emerged from the research, and these are then applied to educational programming and policy development. Findings are summarized, and areas for further research are identified. In the second volume, part 1 presents socio-demographic profiles of youth based on macro databases, and part 2 presents analyses of micro or regional databases. A bibliography is included in the first volume. Thirty-one tables and 19 figures are appended to volume 2. (TM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Cognitive Style, Databases, Demography, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Social Background, Socioeconomic Status, Student Characteristics
MGS Publication Services, 880 Bay Street, 5th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1N8, Canada (ISBN-0-7778-0752-1, 2 volume set; ISBN-0-7778-0753-X, volume 1; ISBN-0-7778-0754-8, volume 2).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: Policy Research Center on Children, Youth and Families (Ontario).