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Youth in Social Institutions


by Robert J. Havighurst — 1975

To understand youth in contemporary society one must take a searching look at the social institutions, that are supposed to serve youth—especially the educational institutions, the economic institutions, and the family. Therefore, we must apply sociological concepts and methods. We must also study the consciousness of youth —the emotions, aspirations, and ways of behaving and believing of young men and women as they pass through this stage of life. Therefore, we must also apply psychological concepts and methods.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 74, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 76 Number 5, 1975, p. 115-144
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19206, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 9:35:54 AM

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  • Robert Havighurst
    University of Chicago
    ROBERT HAVIGHURST is an education professor at the University of Chicago in the University's Committee on Human Development.
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