ERIC Number: ED388458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Great Transitions: Preparing Adolescents for a New Century. Executive Summary.
Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development, Washington, DC.
The Carnegie Corporation's Council on Adolescent Development builds on the work of many organizations and individuals to stimulate sustained public attention to the risks and opportunities of adolescence, and generates public and private support for measures that facilitate the critical transition to adulthood. The Council's concluding report explores some of the risks of adolescence and gives recommendations for meeting the essential requirements of healthy adolescent development and adapting pivotal institutions to foster healthy adolescence. This executive summary reviews the concluding report of the Council, summarizing its main themes and recommendations. The summary notes how social and technological changes have introduced new stresses and risks to the adolescent experience, then lists specific health and educational risks. The summary then lists steps for meeting the essential requirements for healthy emotional and social adolescent development. Finally, the summary presents a generic approach for adapting pivotal institutions to foster healthy adolescents, then offers core recommendations: (1) reengaging families with their adolescent children; (2) creating developmentally appropriate schools for adolescents; (3) developing health-promotion strategies for young adolescents; (4) strengthening communities with young adolescents; and (5) promoting the constructive potential of the media. Steps other institutions--such as business and universities--can take to promote healthy adolescent development are also noted. (HTH)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Change Strategies, Child Rearing, Childhood Needs, Community Change, Developmental Stages, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Development, Health Promotion, Life Events, Mass Media Effects, Parent Child Relationship, Physical Development, Social Services, Well Being
Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development, P.O. Box 753, Waldorf, MD 20604.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development, Washington, DC.