ERIC Number: ED249976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Early Adolescence. Skills Essential to Learning Television Project: Working Paper.
Andis, Mary F.
A review of the literature of early adolescence was conducted to provide background information for instructional designers and scriptwriters from the Skills Essential to Learning Project, which develops television/film series and related print materials for different grade levels to enhance the teaching of thinking skills in the context of major curriculum areas. Based on traditional development literature supplemented by current research, a profile of how seventh and eight graders see themselves and the world around them was developed. This profile indicates that children at that stage are on the threshold of adulthood and full of energy, though often disorganized and coping with many changes. Physically, 12- and 13-year olds are in a period of rapid physical change that may make them feel awkward at times. Intellectually they may be developing a more flexible and abstract view of the world. Socially, they seem to be searching for some stability within their wider social role. Because of all the changes occurring, this period may be viewed as an exciting time of life, but it may also be a potentially difficult time for the individual. (LMM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Intellectual Development, Junior High School Students, Literature Reviews, Physical Development, Research, Social Development, Student Characteristics
Agency for Instructional Technology, Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($2.50 per copy).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for Instructional Television, Bloomington, IN.