Boosting the Adolescent Underachiever: How Parents Can Change a C Student into an a Student

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Dr. Victor Cogen focuses his unique vision on inspiring normal, healthy teenagers who just aren't working up to their potential. He offers a comprehensive program for parents to help turn around their teenager's academic performance.

Dr. Victor Cogen focuses his unique vision on inspiring normal, healthy teenagers who just aren't working up to their potential. He offers a comprehensive program for parents to help turn around their ...

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Overview

Dr. Victor Cogen focuses his unique vision on inspiring normal, healthy teenagers who just aren't working up to their potential. He offers a comprehensive program for parents to help turn around their teenager's academic performance.

Dr. Victor Cogen focuses his unique vision on inspiring normal, healthy teenagers who just aren't working up to their potential. He offers a comprehensive program for parents to help turn around their teenager's academic performance.

Author Biography: Victor Cogen, Ed.D., is the former director of Research at David Ellis Associates, a psycho-educational consulting firm. He has taught at Pennsylvania State University, Glassboro State College and St. Joseph's University.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738206189
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,444,696
  • Lexile: 1050L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Victor Cogen, Ed. D., is the former Director of Research at David Ellis Associates, a psyco-educational consulting firm. He has designed numerous federally funded educational projects concerned with bridging the gap between psychological theories of learning and teaching methodology. Dr. Cogen has taught at Pennsylvania State University, St. Joseph's University, and Glassboro State University. He has published many professional articles and continues to counsel parents directly on their children's learning problems.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Setting the Scene 1
Ch. 2 Assessing Your Teenager 9
Ch. 3 Creating an Informal Profile 21
Ch. 4 Adolescent Characteristics: An Updated Review 47
Ch. 5 Looking Out: The View from the Underachiever 63
Ch. 6 A New Understanding of the Adolescent Mind 85
Ch. 7 The Emotional Side of Learning 97
Ch. 8 The Maturation of Thinking 107
Ch. 9 Schools for Teenagers 117
Ch. 10 Why Schools Can't 127
Ch. 11 Assembling the New Understanding 139
Ch. 12 Energizing Cognitive and Affective Structure through Discussion 149
Ch. 13 Communicating - Adult Style 171
Ch. 14 Teaching the Art of Learning 189
Ch. 15 Reacting to Setbacks 219
Ch. 16 The Final Wrap-Up 237
Addendum 261
Index 273
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