Rites of passage in two cultures around the world


          we have learned that adolescence is a time of transition between childhood and adulthood. a critical milestone of this stage is the ability to successfully achieve a sense of identity. around the world, there are different rites of passage to mark the transition to adulthood. in the united states, this might include obtaining a driver’s license, landing one’s first job, sebior prom, or high school graduation. in this assignment, we will explore the role that fanily and society play in the development of the individuals sense of self.


        By saturday april 20,2013 crewate two documents for parents of minority teens 1) a 9-2 slide powerpoint presentation(complete with speaker’s notes) and 2) an accompanying 1-2 page handout/flier in word document  or PDF format. be sure that both illustrate the following:

1. describe common rites of passage from two cultures aorund the world and compare them to a common american rite of passage. possible resources might include National Geographic and argosy university online libraby.

2. compare and contrast these rites to common US rites of passage. do they coincide with physcial,cogntive, or socioemotional changes taking place at this age? describe which specific changes(physcial, cognitive , or socioemotional) theycoincide with. does this expalin their importance in a particular culture?

3.how might such a soical ritual,such as a rite of passage, influence the identity formation process of adolescents?

4. in light of erikson and Marcia’s theories, discuss how the process of identity development is affected when the adolescent belongs to a minority group(racial, ethnic, sexual, or religious). be sure to explain these theories and how they apply to identity development.

5. summarize research from at least two perr-reviewed stuides on the effect of minority staus on identity development, ensuring you describe the main findings of the study as well as the research methods used to study the topic.

6. apply the information you gathered from the online notes, textbook, and research articles to provide at least three practical recommendations fro what the family , school, and community can do to ease the process for adolescents.