Module 2: perspectives on working with young people: overhead transparencies

Perspectives on adolescence

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Slide 1

  • The idea that children go through a developmental stage called 'adolescence' before reaching adulthood is a relatively new concept.

  • Current developmental stages of transition between childhood and adulthood varies according to socio-economic background, culture, levels of education and family values and beliefs.

Slide 2

  • The concept of adolescence is socially constructed and is a relatively new phenomenon.

  • Thus adolescence will continue to change and develop according to the values, beliefs and expectations of families, communities, governments and global trends.