The uniqueness of Child and Adolescent Life Stories lies in the multiple perspectives drawn from youth, their parents, and their teachers. These perspectives provide a range of lenses through which a student or beginning teacher may view child and adolescent development. The complex processes of development occur within a social context, and therefore a professional teacher, administrator, or school psychologist will need to be able to view developmental stages from youths’ perspectives as well as from their various social settings.
Chapter Ten: Elena: Surviving Family Problems
Elena: Surviving Family Problems
Primary and Secondary Issues
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Elena arrives for class early and immediately consults with Mr. Quinn, her journalism teacher. She asks him several questions but then seems sure of her plans. As the 16-year-old editor of an award-winning student newspaper for a 3,000 student urban high school, she has confidence in her writing and her ideas. She writes all of the paper's editorials, and Mr. Quinn ...