By offering a limited number of education electives the faculty of the Lynch School of Education seek to identify and encourage students to become competent teachers through a formal teacher education program beyond the bachelor’s degree.
Professor Janice D’Avignon, M.Ed., Ph.D. Boston College.
PS 36502 Adolescent Development Changes & Challenges
A look at the physical, emotional and social development of adolescent years. Discusses value development and sexual identity, cultural influences: media, technology, economic uncertainty. Examines individual and interpersonal relationships (family, friends) associated with educational challenges (development lags, mild disabilities, attention deficit disorder, autism, Asperger Syndrome). Considers the impact of disrupted family organization, the role of risk, vulnerability and resilience. Explores strategies for positive responses and instructive approaches.
Spring, Mon 6:30–9, Jan 14–May 6, Professor D’Avignon