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Understanding Youth: Adolescent Development for Educators

Michael Nakkula and Eric Toshalis
Harvard Education Press
304 pages. $29.95.

A broad compilation of practical, theoretical and empirical information about youth development. The authors use case studies to show youth workers and parents of adolescents how to promote healthy development and transitions into adulthood. The early chapters illustrate specific developmental issues and “identity politics,” while subsequent chapters analyze how these issues manifest themselves in educational challenges. The authors advocate a relationship-based approach for the most significant impact on youth development. (617) 495-3432,

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