Year: 1978 Source: Phi Delta Kappan, v.59, (January 1978), p.307-315 SIEC No: 19830562

Statistics over the past 20 years for adolescent suicide, drug & alcohol abuse, sexual activity & delinquency, & the patterns of youthful alienation are examined. Also reviewed are studies on youth’s attitudes which demonstrate increasing withdrawal and self-centeredness. The role of the school system in intensifying youthful alienation is analyzed, the consequences are considered. Listed are 7 desirable school changes including less reliance on technology, bureaucracy, & smaller classrooms.