Dangerous Adolescents, Model Adolescents

Shaping the Role and Promise of Education

  • Roger J. R. Levesque

Part of the Perspectives in Law & Psychology book series (PILP, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Developing Law to Educate Adolescents

  3. Challenges Facing Adolescents’ Education

    1. Pages 65-110
    2. Pages 111-152
    3. Pages 153-197
  4. Fostering Adolescents

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 229-258

About this book

Introduction

Teachers make a difference. As someone who grew up in one of the po- est and rural areas of a poor state and ended up attending elite graduate and professional schools, I have much to credit my public school teachers. My teachers sure struggled much to teach an amazingly wide variety of students from different backgrounds, abilities, and hopes. Given that re- ity, which undoubtedly repeats itself across the United States and globe, one would think that I should be quite hesitant to criticize a system that produces countless grateful students and productive citizens. I agree. The pages that follow surely can be perceived as yet another attack on already much maligned schools that do produce impressive outcomes despite their limited resources, increased obligations, and the sustained barrage of attacks from competing interest groups. Some may even view the text as an affront to the inalienable rights of parents to raise their children as they see fit. Others surely could understand the analysis as another assault on our decentralized legal and school systems that should retain the right to balance the needs of communities, parents, schools, and students. I clearly did not intend, and do not see the ultimate result, as yet another diatribe on the manner teachers, parents and communities treat students.

Keywords

child development education environment

Authors and affiliations

  • Roger J. R. Levesque
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ArizonaTucson

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b107914
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46767-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47540-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0160-4422
  • About this book