Life Lessons: An embedded classroom approach to preventing high-risk behavior among preadolescents

Author/s: 

Deborah Stipek

,

Ann de la Sota

,

Laura Weishaupt

Year of Publication: 
1999

In this article we content that the complex psychological and social challenges upper-elementary school students are beginning to face can interfere with their learning basic skills, and we suggest the value of early intervention for preventing such high-risk behaviors as eating disorders, smoking, alcohol consumption, sex, and violence. Research on changes that preadolescents experience and that are known to have implications for their learning and future adjustment is discussed and studies of interventions designed to prevent potentially self-destructive behaviors are reviewed.

APA Citation

Stipek, D., De la Sota, A., Weishaupt, L. (1999). Life Lessons: An embedded classroom approach to preventing high-risk behavior among preadolescents.