Synopsis Soft Cover"Adolescent Issues" is a selection of the author's published works covering the following topics:
Peer Group Identity
The author's experience working with adolescents is diversified and extensive. For example, he has been involved directly with young offenders, street kids, dropouts, drug abusers and teens in specialized residences. This "front line" involvement has taken him into youth courts, schools, hospitals, detention centres and treatment facilities. In this book, the author shares some of these experiences with his readers, hoping the content is informative and useful to them. A MUST READ for all parents!
Synopsis Soft Cover"Adult Education and Decision Making for School Success" is designed to provide adults who are planning to return to school with an understanding of themselves through insight into their personal problems and clarification of their goals. Factors involved in self-assessment and their relationship to school success are described. Needs, motives, and goals are defined and suggestions about maintaining motivation toward a school goal. The process of choosing proper goals and the differences between long and short-term goals are discussed. Also described are sources of frustration that contribute to school failure, the effects of frustration, and methods of coping with frustration. The text includes case studies and questions for group discussion after each section. The final chapter includes study suggestions and ways to prepare for examination.
A MUST READ for all educators, and adults wanting to take that step back to the classroom!
Synopsis The author states, "People who consistently fail eventually view themselves as failures. Consequently, the associated loss of self confidence minimizes their chances of reaching true personal potential." The author speaks from experience. At age 15 he dropped out of elementary school and remained uneducated for ten years. Then he began a second journey--and succeeded!
Synopsis Soft CoverThis book is a remarkable accomplishment--on one hand it is a riveting story with achingly real characters. On the other it is a light illuminating the hidden darkness in our classrooms and forcing us to see that drug use is a widespread blight on this country's educational system. Naive parents must wake up. Jaded educators must take courage. Only united can we prevail against a problem that does not discriminate by race, religion or family tree.The teens in this book are pitiful but the pity the author creates is more the life they lead than the people themselves. It's not their fault, according to the writer, but the fault of the environment and people who were suppose to be in charge.