• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

Edward: Full of Life and Always Moving
Edward: Full of life and always moving
Primary and Secondary Issues
Primary Issues:Secondary Issues:
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and the influence of context on youth with disabilities
  • Social and emotional development and out-of-school activities
  • Mentoring, adult-youth relationships, mediated learning
  • Social cognition and social skills
  • Multicultural friendships
  • Peer relationships

“Oh, no!” cries Edward as he crouches on the stage, staring out at the audience in mock horror with his big brown eyes wide open. His shoulders slump and his face is crestfallen as he stands up and groans, “We're never going to get to Florida.”

His friends giggle and most of the 30 parents watching the final performances by their children in this storytelling camp smile as he spins an extravagant tale of the burning bridges and colliding ...

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