Understanding Youth

Understanding Youth Adolescent Development for Educators

Michael J. Nakkula and Eric Toshalis
library, 304 Pages
Pub. Date: November 2006
ISBN-13: 978-1-891792-32-8
Price: $59.95

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paper, 304 Pages
Pub. Date: November 2006
ISBN-13: 978-1-891792-31-1
Price: $29.95

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Adolescent development research and theory have tremendous potential to inform the work of high school teachers, counselors, and administrators. Understanding Youth bridges the gap between adolescent development theory and practice.


Praise

An excellent resource for educators, parents, and any adult who seks to understand adolescents and the turbulence and confusion that often affects young people during this period of their lives. A poignant, insightful, and practical analysis. — Pedro Noguera, Professor, New York University

Understanding Youth really does understand youth! It is essential reading, especially for those who work with adolescents in challenging circumstances. — Nancy Hoffman Director, Early College High School, Initiative, Jobs for the Future

As a new teacher, I especially appreciate the clarity with which the authors outline the research [on adolescent development] and its implications for my teaching. — Manuel Rustin, Social Science Teacher, John F. Kennedy High School, Sacramento, CA

Nakkula and Toshalis organize what we have learned about the development of young people—some of whom are presented in a series of individual portraits—and chart ways that we can best serve them. — Theodore R. Sizer, Founder, Coalition of Essential Schools

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About the Authors

Michael J. Nakkula is practice professor and chair of applied psychology and human development at University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

Eric Toshalis is assistant professor at the Graduate School of Education and Counseling at Lewis & Clark College.


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