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observation of Middle School child—"Joanne" case study in the quick maturing quality ***** today's youth of a ten-year-old girl (Observation done a middle school during student's lunch period)

Section I


Jo*****nne" (pseudonym) is a ten-year-old young woman ***** Greek-American extraction. Her father is a *****, naturalized during his adolescence in the city of Chicago. ***** mo*****r is a Greek immigrant. Joanne has been a resident of the area for most of her own life and education, however she frequently travels to Greece during the summers. At home, she speaks both ***** and English. Her mother is only fluent in Greek, and her father expresses difficulty in communication in both languages, according ***** his ***** report, depending on the length ***** time he has spent in either area. He ***** travels ***** business back and forth to Greece, and ***** done so all of ***** life, having minimal contact with his daughter and wife at ***** times. He has one other ***** from a previous marriage whom Joanne has minimal interaction *****. However, Joanne is the only child within the household at ***** present time. At the time of the observ*****ion, her fa*****r had just left the home on travel (although he made himself available briefly before t***** observation), and thus ***** was speaking mainly Greek at *****, ***** mainly English in *****.

***** a middle school student, Joanne was evaluated dur*****g lunch period in the context of ***** classroom environment, at a local suburban public school ********** design*****ed as 'middle class.' This observation was conduced at ***** time, in this area, to give an idea of how Joanne related to her peers on an *****terper*****nal level, as well as her level of academic development. According to her parents, whom were conferred with before and after the ***** to obtain permission and to ***** furt***** data regarding the young *****, Joanne's educational development has not ***** all that they have desired. They wished she had d***** better, not so much in terms of her gra*****es, which were all A's and Bs, but in ***** extracurricular pursuits in b*****et and tennis, and also in ***** of the interest she s*****ed in school. ***** felt ********** had to push her very hard ***** succeed.

Regardless, Joanne's teac*****s expressed strong confidence in ***** ability, saying ***** she was slightly above her grade ***** in mathematics, although her language skills were somewhat deficient, partially, perhaps as a result of ***** bilingual home environment. She exhibited unusual prowess in the small foreign language component offered by the school ***** Spanish, although such displays are ***** unusual in students from multil*****gual backgrounds, given that ***** cognitive *****s of the brain devoted to ***** development in a variety of are***** are stimulated in a consistent and early fashion ***** a way that they might not be for all individuals.

Section II

Description ***** Development and Observation

***** was observed during lunch period in the computer room of her school, checking ***** sending her email. She sat with


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