The Adolescent and School

  • A. S. Phillips


In most western societies, though many young people leave school and enter the world of work by middle adolescence, large numbers continue in schools of one type or another until early adulthood. As societies develop, they make increasing efforts to retain in school for longer periods even that portion of the population which previously joined the labour market early. Thus in these societies the period of adolescence tends to be regarded as one of thorough preparation for the adult tasks of earning a living.


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© A. S. Phillips 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Phillips
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  1. 1.University of the West Indies School of EducationJamaica

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