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Description - Becoming Adult by Barbara Schneider

The best-selling author of Flow and an award-winning sociologist draw on a unique longitudinal study to reveal how adolescents develop attitudes, skills, and expectations about their adult careers.. How do young people envision their occupational futures? What do teenagers feel about their schooling and after-school work, and how do these experiences affect their passage to adult work? These are the questions that psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and sociologist Barbara Schneider posed in their five-year study of adolescents. The results provide an unprecedented window on society's future through which we can glimpse how today's youth are preparing themselves for the lives they will lead in the decades to come.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465015412
ISBN-10: 0465015417
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Barbara Schneider

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is professor of psychology and education at the University of Chicago. He is the author of a number of books, including the bestselling Flow, The Evolving Self, Creativity, and Being Adolescent. Barbara Schneider is co-director of the Alfred P. Sloan centre on Parents, Children, and Work, and is professor of sociology at the University of Chicago. She has co-authored a number of books including The Ambitious Generation and Transforming Schools.