There are five developmental periods: infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, early adolescence and late adolescence. They all have their own specific traits, conditions, similarities and differences. That is why childhood and adolescence can be rightfully called the two main periods of man’s development as a social being with his own emotional world. The research work of the ethnographers in the first part of the twentieth century allowed making a conclusion that the concrete social consequences in a life of a child determine the duration of the teen period, presence and absence of conflicts and the character of conversion from childhood to adulthood. Continue reading
Learning of a second foreign language is of great importance in the modern world, where a person is considered to be highly educated only when he/she has knowledge in at least one foreign language. Globalization has opened the borders of the majority of countries giving all of us excess to learning foreign cultures, to work and travel abroad. However, without knowing a foreign language it is much more complicated and expensive. Employers do not want to hire new workers if the latter do not know the language of a country they wish to work in. Though traveling agencies offer interpreters and tour guides, who can speak about historic places of interest in a language understandable to tourists, it is more interesting and educative to be able to listen about historical background of a country you are traveling to in a native language. It is possible to speak about the importance of learning foreign languages for a long time, as the advantages that knowledge of foreign languages brings are remarkable, however, before using these advantages it is necessary to learn a foreign language, which sometimes may not be easy, as it may not be very easy to teach a foreign language as well. Generally speaking, learning of any language largely depends on the way it is being taught, making this process a rather subjective one. Continue reading
The problem of learning languages is very important in the contemporary world. Foreign languages are socially demanded especially at present time when the progress of science and technology gas led to an explosion of knowledge and has contributed to an overflow of information. The total knowledge of mankind is known to double every 7 years. Foreign languages are needed as the main and the most efficient means of information exchange of the people on our planet. Continue reading
Granville Stanley Hall was one of the most prominent psychologists in the United States in the years before and after the turn of the 19th century.
Stanley Hall is known as the first organizer and administrator in American psychology. He made his great contribution to psychological research and theory. Continue reading
Immigration to a foreign country takes a lot of time, money and effort. However, there are multiple reasons forcing people to leave their home country, and start a new life in a foreign one, leaving behind their families, friends and native culture. The reasons that influence people while deciding whether to stay or leave the country include such reasons, as search for better economic opportunities (better living conditions, higher payments, and higher standard of living), natural disasters, search for better social opportunities, person’s curiosity and desire to change the usual setting and see something new and others. Many immigrants, especially in recent years, have left their countries in search of better school or higher education. Continue reading
Traditionally, students representing this or that national minority had some problems in mainstream classroom, mainly because they felt isolated, or, to put it more precisely, different from the rest of the students. The problems such students faces are common for different societies, regardless the country where they study though the more developed the society is the less barriers minority students face. Speaking about the barriers, which make the process of education of students from different national or any other kind of minority quite difficult, they are different and briefly speaking they may be divided into several groups. Continue reading