The School Years
Edited by John Coleman
Routledge – 1992 – 220 pages
The School Years provides a challenging and lively collection of essays on key issues affecting young people in the school setting. It is an essential book for all those concerned with adolescence and education. Since the first edition in 1979, major social changes such as unemployment, AIDS, issues of race and gender, and increasing divorce rates have had a direct impact on education and young people. With these dramatice changes in mind, the contributors take an entirely new and up-to-date approach to current controversial issues such as the relationship of home and school, gender roles, morality, delinquency, and peer groups. Contributors include: John Coleman, Trust for the Study of Adolescence; T. Honess, School of Psychology, University of Wales; Peter Kutnick, Department of Education, University of Sussex; Sally Archer, Trenton State College, USA; Philida Salmon, Institute of Education, University of London; Maurice Chazan; David P. Farrington, Institute of Criminology, Cambridge.
`… engaging, interesting and down to earth. It brings social and psychological theory into the realm of the classroom in a way which has meaning and relevance, with a focus on interventions as well as descriptions. … This is a readable, well-balanced book which enchances the reader's understanding of and interest in children and young people. - School Psychology Intl 1993 Vol 14
`A sound and useful source book for students of any profession that involves working with young teenagers.' - Concern
List of Tables. Notes on Contributors. Editor's Introduction. Current Views of the Adolescent Process. Moral Development. Gender Role Learning. The Development of Self. The Peer Group. Juvenile Delinquency. The Home and the School. Name Index. Subject Index.
John C. Coleman is Director of the Trust for the Study of Adolescence, Brighton. His Previous Books Include The Nature of Adolescence (2nd edn).