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Introduction: Adolescence as a Period of Transition


by Lawrence K. Frank 1944

Adolescence is both a biological process and a social-cultural transition. The juvenile organism undergoes a process of growth and maturation as it moves toward adult size and functional capacity, and, more or less concurrently, the individual must pass through a transition from the status and conduct of a child to the responsibilities of the adult. The suitable adjustment of these processes, each to the other, and the appropriate direction and timing of the demands made by adults upon the developing adolescent are important factors in the ease and adequacy of growing up in our culture.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 43, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 45 Number 9, 1944, p. 1-7
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20374, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 8:02:23 PM

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