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Article

The Future Prospects of Modern Adolescents in the Life Course Perspective

Russian Education and Society. 2017. Vol. 59. No. 5-6. P. 217-230.
Бочавер А. А., Жилинская А. В., Khlomov K.

The article examines trends in theoretical and applied concepts about
the adolescent period and in particular about how adolescents develop
life goals. We discuss the blurring of the boundaries of adolescence, the
postponement of life decisions, and the difficult process of separating
from parents as trends in modern adolescent life. Certain features of
modern society (transitivity and its consequences) complicate the ability
of adolescents to plan their lives and lead them to apply tactical thinking to their lives as opposed to strategic thinking. We examine the role that
the family and in particular the culture of discussing the future can play
in helping adolescents plan their lives.