ERIC Number: ED362799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Adolescents on the Move: Providing for Relocated Students.
Blakeman, Linda W.
This paper notes that, for adolescents, moving involves the loss of friends, school and the familiar things that make up everyday life. It focuses on the role of the school in the relocation process. The types of problems adolescents experience as a result of family relocation are explored, along with ideas and suggestions about what might be offered by schools to facilitate transfer student adjustment. A literature review reveals that mobility is an issue that school personnel should both recognize and address. The review consists of three major sections: (1) problems associated with relocation; (2) factors influencing adaptation; and (3) how school counselors can help. A section on school practices for newcomers lists 13 ways that school counselors can become involved early with students transferring into their schools, before obvious problems with coping are apparent. A section on school practices for students leaving the school provides six suggestions that counselors may use to help the student prepare for a move. It is concluded that, by incorporating services and resources for relocated students into their comprehensive developmental school guidance plan, counselors can provide a structure in which students, parents, and teachers can work together to make relocation a positive learning experience. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A