ERIC Number: ED236300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Home, School, and Community in Adolescent Education. ERIC/CUE Urban Diversity Series No. 84.
Ianni, Francis A. J.
Current research on adolescence provides plenty of facts about delinquency, unemployment, and illegitimacy, yet tells us little or nothing about the inner life of adolescents. In an attempt to provide more information, the research reported on here describes the "periods" of adolescence as they are structured in the various social-institutional contexts of the family, the school, the workplace, the media, the criminal justice system, and the peer group. Also discussed is how these social systems interact to produce a code or codes of rules internalized by individual adolescents. Data from ethnographic fieldwork in urban, suburban, and rural communities in the United States, from psychodynamic interviews with youth in these same communities, and from the research and practice literature in each of the institutional contexts illustrate the connections and conflicts between and among the institutional contexts and how youth internalize this pattern of organization. The findings of the research lead to the development of a model of the psychosocial organization of adolesence. This model emphasizes linkage among social institutions in a community approach to youth in order to help the adolescent make the transition to adulthood without unnecessary delays and confusion. (CMG)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Development, Delinquency, Family Influence, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Cooperation, Juvenile Courts, Mass Media Effects, Peer Influence, Personality Development, School Attitudes, Social Development, Social Psychology, Student School Relationship, Work Attitudes
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Box 40, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.; Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.