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

Section I

Introduction

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

***** a middle school student, Joanne was evaluated dur*****g lunch period in the context of ***** classroom environment, at a local suburban public school *****ten designated as 'middle class.' This observation ***** conduced at the 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 obtain further data regarding the young *****, Joanne's educational development h***** not ***** all that *****y have desired. They wished she had done better, not so much in terms of her grades, which were all A's and Bs, but in her extracurricular pursuits in ballet and tennis, and also in ***** of the interest she s*****ed in school. They felt ********** had to push ***** very hard to succeed.

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

Section II

Description of Development and *****

Joanne was observed during lunch period in the computer room of her school, check*****g ***** sending her email. ***** sat with

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