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The information is concise, accurate, and written in a helpful and nonjudgmental way. And it is comprehensive in whole while succinct in each part. It covers all of the major issues that affect the lives of adolescents. What difference does this make? All the difference in the world. As I read the chapters in this magnificent work, I wished that I had known then what I know now. This is truly a work to enrich our lives. ” —T. S. Eliot, Little Gedding —Mark L. , schools, community organizations, faith institutions, and the work place) that influence the development of today’s youth.
The author wishes to acknowledge Ms. , CAS, a high school teacher in Wellesley, MA, and her teenage daughter, Ms. Ashley Bourne, for their careful review and critique of this entry. Academic Achievement One of the major focuses of most of today’s adolescents is school performance. , college, business school, professional school). 6 Academic Achievement Although academic achievement is a goal of many adolescents, it is influenced by many factors, from peers and family to society and culture. (Shirley Zeiberg) Although academic achievement is a goal of many adolescents, it is affected by multiple levels of the contexts of these youth, ranging from the most macro cultural influences to micro interpersonal influences involving peers and family members.
Adolescence is, then, a period of life involving biological, psychological, and social change. , the beginning of the menstrual cycle or the first ejaculation). The adolescent looks in the mirror and sees himself or herself differently: hair is growing in places where it has not grown before; his or her complexion is changing; and his or her body is taking on a different shape. Moreover, new feelings, new “stirrings,” are emanating from the body, and the person begins to wonder about what this all means and what he or she will become.