ERIC Number: ED102086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Dialogue on Youth Viewed from Several Disciplines and Professions. Seminar Series No. 1.
Belbas, Nancy, Ed.
This document is one of a series by the Youth Development Center at the University of Minnesota dedicated to the discussion of youth. Thirteen participants from various social science fields were asked to present a perspective on youth from the viewpoints of their profession or discipline. This dialogue, an edited and restructured version of the discussions, provides an overview of the whole subject of youth. Out of the discussion came six general ideas which may be of help to people working with youth. These ideas include the need for adults to acknowledge youth's cry for personal, individual recognition and their general need for affection, self-respect, and a sense of personal worth. In addition, adults need to present to youth educational alternatives that do not prolong dependence and separate youth from other age groups, and ways in which youth can participate in the democratic decision making process in schools and society. Adults must provide youth with models of committed, reliable, and honest relationships between people. Finally, adults must stress the idea that the search for identity is a continuing process through adulthood and does not require the attainment of a singular viewpoint but requires continual questioning and evaluation. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Youth Development and Research.
Note: A related document is SO 008 144