Adolescent Development in Middle and High Schools
EDUC271 (Not Liberal Arts) Adolescent Development in Middle and High Schools 4 hrs. 3 crs. In this course, students will study the processes and issues of the growth and development of adolescents, examining possibilities and challenges of cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development in a diverse urban context. Particular attention will be paid to students with special needs in these areas and students who are English Language Learners. A wide range of contextual issues will be explored as students develop an understanding of the complexities and diversities of adolescent development in an urban context. The impact that adolescent development has on learning and behavior will be explored so that the students are prepared to make appropriate instructional decisions. The relation of technology to development issues will be emphasized throughout the course. Preq: Department approval based upon evidence of background in child development. Coreq: Department approval based upon evidence of background in child development. 3 hours lecture, 1 hour fieldwork. Assignments will offer the students opportunities to apply the theories of adolescent development within an urban context so that learning is maximized for all students. The course will require 14 hours of fieldwork with adolescents in an urban environment.