Is it Time to Reconsider the Notion of 'Adolescence'?

Article · January 2001 · By Ted Kolderie

Not too long ago, one former state commissioner says, our high schools were filled with children. Today they are filled with young people who are essentially adults—being treated still as children. Is it time now to move young people more into adult roles by age 16. If we did, what would that suggest for K-12?

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