Schools as developmental contexts during adolescence

Jacquelynne S. Eccles, Robert W. Roeser

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Considerable strides have been made in the past decade in recognizing the centrality of the cultural context of schooling to adolescent development. In this review, adopting a developmental systems conceptualization of schooling, we focus on selected new research findings from the past decade regarding how (a) teachers, curricular tasks, and classroom environments; (b) aspects of the school as an organization; and (c) district policies and practices can play an instrumental role in adolescents' intellectual and social-emotional development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-241
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Research on Adolescence
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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