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Dangerous Adolescents, Model Adolescents. Shaping the Role and Promise of Education


reviewed by Jennifer Stanley — 2003

coverTitle: Dangerous Adolescents, Model Adolescents. Shaping the Role and Promise of Education
Author(s): Roger J. R. Levesque
Publisher: Kogan Page , London
ISBN: 0306467674, Pages: 266, Year: 2002
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The stated purpose of this book was to develop an appreciation of the needs of adolescents, and to determine how teachers, parents and the community can respond more appropriately to them. Levesque approaches the topic of adolescents; their development and education from the perspective of the role law and social sciences can play in ensuring the best outcomes for adolescents. The topic of adolescence and their development is of concern worldwide,and this book adds yet a further dimension to the debate on how best to create an environment that is responsive to their academic, social, and developmental needs. However, this book is sure to stimulate discussion amongst professionals from the legal and teaching fraternities about the purpose of education, how to achieve a high quality, accountable education system that will effectively meet the needs of adolescents, and who should be responsible for developing this. The book focuses on the United States and therefore concentrates on US law, mandates, and schooling systems. In many of the chapters Levesque... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 4, 2003, p. 632-635
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11051, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 9:56:12 AM

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  • Jennifer Stanley
    University of South Australia
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    Jennifer Stanley is currently completing a doctorate in education at the University of South Australia. Her research interest is in the area of school retention and how to support students in completing their final years of schooling. She has previously worked extensively with students in both pre-vocational and vocational education programs.
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