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Thursday, November 17 • 1:40pm - 2:50pm
From Debate to Sexting: Adolescent Social and Emotional Development

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Adolescents’ Perceptions of Sexual Relationships Between Students and Teachers: Implication for School Leadership. Frank Hernandez, Southern Methodist University; Jonathon McPhetres, University of Rochester

In this study high school students responded to four scenarios describing a relationship between a student and teacher. Results indicated when the student is older (18 vs. 16 or 14), the teacher is younger (21 vs. 30 or 40) and when the relationship is not explicitly exploitative, situations are perceived as less wrong and harmful and are less likely to be reported. Implications for future research, leadership, and policy are discussed.

Sexting Away Their Futures: The Legal Ramifications of Student Sexting. Joseph Oluwole, Montclair State University

In several states, students engaged in “sexting” could be violating child pornography
laws, and if convicted they could end up on sex offender lists. This article examines this thorny issue, arguing that, under the Free Speech Clause, students engaged in consensual sexting with other students similarly under the age of majority should not be automatically punished criminally or by schools. It discusses First Amendment implications and guidance for school of cials, policymakers, educators, and child advocates.

Social and Emotional Learning at the Middle Level: One School’s Journey. Barry Aidman, Texas State University; Peter Price, Austin Independent School District

A key challenge for 21st-century schools, families, and communities is to develop knowledgeable, responsible and caring students who are able to work well with others from diverse backgrounds in socially and emotionally skilled ways. This qualitative case study examines one middle school’s journey through the implementation of a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) initiative. The case highlights key factors that contributed to the program’s success, lessons learned, and implications for school, district, and community leaders.

Successes and Challenges in Supporting Adolescents’ Argumentation Skills in Public Policy Discussions. Margaret Crocco, Anne-Lise Halvorsen, Amanda Marie Slaten Frasier, Lothar Konietzko, Nathan Riek (Michigan State University)

Both the College, Career, and Civic Life Framework for Social Studies State Standards and the Common Core State Standards in ELA/Literacy emphasize the importance of making reasoned arguments supported by evidence. Administrators play a critical role in supporting the effective teaching of argumentation. However, limited knowledge exists concerning how adolescents understand and use evidence in framing arguments. This project builds knowledge about how adolescents understand and use evidence when engaged in a public policy deliberation.



Thursday November 17, 2016 1:40pm - 2:50pm
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center: Floor 5 - Joliet A

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