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American adolescence

Author: Michael W Doyle; Karen Heisler; University of Notre Dame.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities, ©1999.
Series: Today's life choices.; Child's play (Princeton, N.J.)
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how a rising divorce rate, frequent relocation, and a fascination with TV, video games, and computers are leaving more and more teenagers under-supervised, rootless, and isolated. Increasingly detached from traditional values and lifestyles, these young adults face daunting obstacles without the support base enjoyed by previous generations. Investigates the hurdles faced by today's teens and discusses how  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael W Doyle; Karen Heisler; University of Notre Dame.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 48846930
Notes: Originally broadcast in 1999 as episode #1404 of Today's life choices : challenges for our times, on PBS.
Credits: Videographers, Bob Richthammer ... [et al.] ; graphics, Lee Hendricks ; editor, Paul Wasowski.
Performer(s): Narrator, Gus Gnorski.
Description: 1 videocassette (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Today's life choices.; Child's play (Princeton, N.J.)
Other Titles: Child's play :
Growing up in America.
Today's life choices.
Responsibility: [University of Notre Dame] ; producer, Michael W. Doyle ; writer, Karen Heisler.

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Examines how a rising divorce rate, frequent relocation, and a fascination with TV, video games, and computers are leaving more and more teenagers under-supervised, rootless, and isolated. Increasingly detached from traditional values and lifestyles, these young adults face daunting obstacles without the support base enjoyed by previous generations. Investigates the hurdles faced by today's teens and discusses how their hopes, fears, and expectations will shape American society. Experts include top officers of the Families and Work Institute, National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Research Center, and National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse Control.

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Childs Play: Adolescence

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<I>Childs Play: Adolescence</I>, addresses the hopes, fears, lifestyle and challenges that face young people today. Individual expression, peer pressure, responsibility and inexperience can make choices difficult for adolescents. The choices may be as simple as trying a new hairstyle or as dangerous...
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