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 Eleven: Hector: Talking Through Troubles
Hector: Talking Through Troubles
Primary and Secondary Issues
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Hector walks across the stage of his high school auditorium carrying his French horn and smiling broadly. He is smartly dressed, all in black, with a gold chain mirroring the glow of his horn. He puts his heart into his music and is proud to be a member of his school band because school has always been one of his major refuges from the deep hurts he has experienced in life.
[Page 126]His difficulties are not apparent on the surface. Ms. Turner, his twelfth-grade English teacher, describes him as
a party boy, and a friend to everyone…. Everybody loves ...