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Educating Adolescents Around the Globe: Becoming Who You Are in a World Full of Expectations
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Educating Adolescents Around the Globe: Becoming Who You Are in a World Full of Expectations (Hardback)

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By traveling to different parts of the world, this book provides a multidisciplinary perspective on the current state of adolescent education and demonstrates how education systems are formed by and closely tied to culture. After establishing a theoretical background, the book delves into the particulars of adolescent education and its associated challenges in six countries (India, Kenya, Germany, Brazil, Japan, and Denmark). In tandem with the discussion of institutions, the stories of those who are all too often underserved or left behind are told. Despite the diversity of each education system, the investigation reveals several unifying themes that transcend the specific contexts. The lessons from each example are woven together to demonstrate how the individualized needs of students can best be met, in a vision for the future of educating adolescents."

EducationEducation TheoryEducational psychologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyChild & developmental psychology Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG Publication Date: 05/05/2020 ISBN-13: 9783030378998  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Alina Burkholder has worked in international contexts throughout her career, including several roles in international education. Alina earned her B.S. in psychology from the University of Braunschweig and her M.S. in cross-cultural psychology from Osnabruck University, both in Germany. Additionally, she has conducted research at universities in New Zealand, the United States, Canada, and Japan. Through the course of her work and studies, she has consistently sought experiences to apply her theoretical knowledge of cross-cultural psychology to advance intercultural engagement, understanding, and learning. Currently, she is a Public Diplomacy Officer at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington, D.C." Dr. Meike Watzlawik is professor for developmental, cultural, and educational psychology at the Sigmund Freud University Berlin (SFU). While studying psychology at the University of Braunschweig, she was already working as a volunteer at a youth counseling center supporting adolescents and young adults (12 to 26 years of age) who were being faced with developmental challenges (e.g., low self-esteem or problems with parents and peers). In her studies on the psychology of adolescence, she examined sexual identity development (Ph.D.), sibling relationships (Habilitation) as well as identity development in general (diverse projects in several countries). Prior to her current position at SFU Berlin, she was the CEO of a private career-counseling center where she helped adolescents and young adults find the right educational or occupational path- always stressing that, despite all universalities, sight of the individual must never be lost.

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