ERIC Number: ED426774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
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Minefields in the Way: Growing Up in America. Second Printing. Revised.
Lauderdale, Katherine Lynn, Ed.; Bonilla, Carlos A., Ed.
Responding to the need to help children successfully make the transition from childhood to adolescence, this collection of articles examines specific obstacles children face in today's society, along with methods to address them. Following an introductory essay, the articles are: (1) "Adolescent Angst" (Browing, Castro, Difuntorum, and Helms), examining issues of developing self-esteem, peer pressure, competition, and puberty; (2) the poem "How We Are" (Schreiber) and article "Deaf and Dumb?: Adhering to Misconceptions" (Ballard, Garcia, Kelly and Walker), which attempt to dispel myths concerning deafness; (3) "Anne-Marie and Michael: Two Siblings with Autistic Disorder" (Lauderdale and Sellers), illustrating the use of behavior modification with autistic children; (4)"Adolescent Depression: Crisis in Our Schools" (Chamberlain, Gee, McFarland, and Reed), describing teenage depression, identifying suffering individuals, and strategies for dealing with depression in the classroom; (5) "I Had Been Married Two Months When My Husband Had Me Committed" (Ball, Berger, Losch, and Roberson), providing a case study of bipolar disorder and treatment options available; (6) "Grab that Bully by the Horns: What Makes Bullies Tick?" (Jenness and others), examining the evolution of the bully, parents of bullies, victims, and intervention; (7) "Flipping the Script: Children's Views on Bullying Behavior" (Agardy and others), providing children's views on bullies and how schools can control the bully; (8) "Children Raising Children" (Gikas), addressing the issue of teenage pregnancy; (9) "Teenage Pregnancy: Truth-Consequences" (Bonilla), examining pregnancy from the teen point of view; (10) "How Are We Happy? Genetic vs. Environmental" (Gower, Swanson, and Van Wieren), examining issues which affect happiness; and (11) "School Stinks: I Dare You To Motivate Me!"(Prouty, Pearson, Manies, and Morris), addressing learning motivation. (SD
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Behavior, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Autism, Bullying, Deafness, Depression (Psychology), Elementary Secondary Education, Happiness, Individual Development, Peer Influence, Psychological Characteristics, Puberty, Self Esteem, Student Motivation
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