Copublished With Corwin Press This practical guide to dealing with bullying in secondary schools examines the nature of the secondary school and the typology of the adolescent.
Chapter 2: Adolescence: “It was the Best of Times; it was the Worst of Times”
Never at any stage of human development is change so rapid, extreme, and unpredictable as it is in adolescence.
During these turbulent years, individuals go through a process that varies from person to person, but inevitably causes rapid physical development, changes of mood, crises of identity, skirmishes into peripheral and extreme areas of human behavior, and a progression in various forms and at differing speeds of leaving the bounded and secure world of childhood and the family and entering the unbounded and insecure world of adolescence and adulthood.
The onset of adolescence largely coincides with students' shift into secondary school.1 Transitions are ...