In his new book, Professor Robert Halpern offers a sweeping critique of how we educate adolescents in our
Halpern suggests that learning in the teenage years needs to go beyond the school walls, requiring “a fundamentally different understanding of where learning can take place and the wholehearted participation of a variety of institutions and sectors of society.”
The book, published by Harvard Education Press in May, explores what developmentally appropriate learning experiences look like for adolescents, including how other countries structure learning for this age group. With this foundation, Halpern is able to articulate the social and cultural challenges that must be met to expand the educational opportunities available to our youth.
Halpern’s research and writing of the book was supported by a grant from The Herr Foundation.