Essay #1


The purpose of this assignment is to research and outline major  theories, principles, issues, and applications regarding adolescent  development and learning that will guide parents and families in the  development milestones of their children.

Write a 750-1,000 word newsletter for your current or future  students’ parents and families. Your goal is to inform and  prepare parents about major developmental milestones, theories, and  concepts facing adolescents, including how parents can be actively  involved in their child’s development.

The newsletter should outline the following:

Describe the developmental period of adolescence, including    the sub-periods of early adolescence, middle adolescence, and    emerging adulthood. Provide specific examples of typical    school-related behavior found within each sub-period.
Provide an overview of the key theories related to adolescence,    including the biological, psychoanalytical, cognitive, and social    learning views of adolescence. Acknowledge key theorists and their    major contributions.
Outline and define the roles of    nature/nurture, continuity/discontinuity, and early/late experience    and their effect on adolescent development and classroom  learning. 

Support your findings with a minimum of three scholarly resources.        

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA  Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.