The role of adolescent perceptions in personal and social education: A review of the literature
Journal/Book: J Curriculum Stud. 1996; 28: One Gundpowder Square, London, England EC4A 3DE. Taylor & Francis Ltd London. 577-596.
Abstract: This paper reviews research in the area of worries and concerns, as expressed by young people, and explores its relevance to programmes of personal and social education. General areas of adolescent concerns are identified and prioritized and the possible influences of culture, gender, age and school type are discussed. The implications of the findings of such research for personal and social education in schools are examined and the methods for obtaining young persons perceptions outlined. Finally, uses of assessment methods in the context of personal and social education are proposed.
Note: Article M Gallagher, Univ Ulster, Sch Behav & Commun Sci, Magee Campus, Derry City BT48 7JL, North Ireland
Keyword(s): COEDUCATIONAL HIGH-SCHOOLS; SINGLE-SEX; BEHAVIORS; HEALTH; UNEMPLOYMENT; STEREOTYPES; ACHIEVEMENT; DISCLOSURE; ATTITUDES; STUDENTS