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The beliefs generally held about young adolescents have been largely negative and are more myths than realities. Gradually, however, in recent decades society has come to acknowledge this stage of life as a period that warrants special attention. The booming middle school movement is focused on providing an appropriate educational program for 10- to 15-year-olds.

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