Helping Teens Develop a Sense of Purpose — The Education Exchange

This podcast was originally published on EducationNext.

In an article in last week’s Wall Street Journal, Clare Ansberry made the case for “Why Teens Need a Sense of Purpose.” She quotes William Damon of the Stanford Center on Adolescence who says that developing a sense of purpose is one of the most important but overlooked aspects of adolescent development.

In this week’s episode, Paul Peterson talks with William Damon about his his work on how young people develop a sense of purpose and what schools can do to help.

For more information, see the original article.

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