Renoir Self Portrait
Review of Readings on Adolescence
Read the chapters on development in the Rice text
. Review the PEPSI charts that provide a summary of the development process
for early and late adolescence. As a way of synthesizing your readings,
develop an essay that:
- Gives the pros and cons of looking at and trying to address the development
of the whole child. How can a teacher blend content and the needs of
the individual child. Should we expect it? If education ignores the
mandate, is there someone who will provide care?
- Is a clear understanding of the whole child or teen an example of
a parent right and responsibility? Do teachers bear any responsibility
or have any rights with respect to helping a child mature? Is this an
individual vs. society issue? If all areas but intellect belong to the
family, what would the curriculum look like?
- We are testing intellectual progress and reporting that to the nation.
Is that because we have no right to other domains? Is it because we
don't know how to test other areas of development? Do report cards address
areas of development other than cognitive? If not, how might we reflect
our work with other areas of the child? Are there distinct developmental
differences that makes it more appropriate to address some areas of
of growth with teens and other areas of growth with younger students?
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