KEY FEATURES: • This book has a particular emphasis on working with families across various schooling experiences from early intervention to post high school. • Case studies provide specific examples of children with disabilities and their families and questions for the reader to answer. • Learning Objectives and Chapter Summaries help reinforce key concepts throughout each chapter. • Additional Resources, such as links to readings, websites, and blogs, in each chapter provide students with materials and insights they can use in their classrooms and schools. • The book acts as a useful reference for professionals working with family members.
Chapter 11: Secondary School Years
Secondary School Years
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“Adolescence is a period of rapid changes. Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years.”
Specifically, after reading this chapter, you should be able to:
- Describe the major features of adolescent development.
- Relay the influence of adolescence on families and schooling.
- Analyze the important transitions during the secondary school years.
- Include families in educational planning and decision making.
[Page 223]The transition from primary to secondary school is an exciting and intimidating process for most students and their families. The school day may now entail working with a variety of teachers. These teachers are experts in their content areas and may place higher expectations on students. In addition, each ...