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Adolescence in India
An Interdisciplinary Perspective

ISBN 9780367515485
Published December 20, 2021 by Routledge India
276 Pages 133 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Adolescence in India: An Interdisciplinary Perspective highlights the need and importance of studying adolescence in the domain of education. Using an interdisciplinary approach, it discusses adolescence from the perspective of sociology, psychology, education and health studies.

Against the backdrop of economic development and globalization, the book looks at adolescence in the changing social milieu. It offers an understanding of adolescence by exploring the socio-cultural influences on adolescents and their interactions in various spaces like the school, among peers, family and the media. The book reflects on classroom group processes and instructional practices for better psychosocial growth of adolescents as well as discusses the need for a greater emphasis on making resources available for adolescents to realise and strengthen their skills and agency. The book outlines various life-skills policies and programmes in India and uses vignettes, anecdotes, emerging classroom discussions, case studies, activities, and self-assessment tools and questionnaires to facilitate a deeper understanding of the concept.

The book will be of interest to students, teachers, and educators in teaching programmes including educational psychology, adolescent psychology, and human development. It will also be useful for policymakers, NGOs, and public and private sector bodies who work in the field of adolescent psychology.

Table of Contents

List of Figures. Series Editors’ Note. Foreword. Acknowledgements. Introduction 1. Conceptualizing Adolescence for The Educational Space 2. Developmental Patterns and Processes 3. Social Contexts in Adolescence 4. Adolescence and Well-Being 5. Adolescent in the Classroom. Index.

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Gomathi Jatin is Associate Professor at the Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education (formerly, CEIAR), TISS, Mumbai, where she teaches and researches within the broader area of psychology. She is a teacher educator and her research areas and publications comprise the domains of adolescent psychology, psychology of learners, life-skills, and well-being.

Sybil Thomas is faculty at the Department of Education, University of Mumbai, Mumbai. She has been in the field of teacher education for over two decades with a short stint of administrative experience as a Principal of a College of Education. Her doctoral study was in the area of studying attitudes of adolescence towards educated and working women. She teaches courses related to the philosophical and sociological basis of education and e-learning. Her area of research centers around transformative pedagogies for developing agency, advocacy and social responsibilities.