Great Transitions: Preparing Adolescents for a New Century

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Carnegie Corporation of New York, 1995 - Social Science - 167 pages
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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. This document explores some of the risks of adolescence--which encompasses ages 11 and 12 in early adolescence and 17 and 18 in late adolescence. The report also gives recommendations for meeting the essential requirements of healthy adolescent development and adapting pivotal institutions to foster healthy adolescence. Following an executive summary, the report presents the following chapters. (1) "Early Adolescence: The Great Transition"; (2) "Growing Up in Early Adolescence: An Emerging View"; (3) "Old Biology in New Circumstances: The Changing Adolescent Experience"; (4) "Reducing Risks, Enhancing Opportunities: Essential Requirements for Healthy Development"; (5) "Reengaging Families with Their Adolescent Children"; (6) "Educating Young Adolescents for a Changing World"; (7) "Promoting the Health of Adolescents"; (8) "Strengthening Communities with Adolescents"; and (9) "Redirecting the Pervasive Power of Media." The report concludes with an epilogue on sustaining the perspectives of the Council of Adolescent Development. Five appendices include task force, working, group, and advisory board members; meetings and workshops; and an index of programs cited in the report. (HTH)

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
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An Emerging View
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Essential Requirements for Healthy Development
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