Hall objected vehemently to the emphasis on teaching traditional subjects, e.g., Latin, mathematics, science and history, in high school, arguing instead that high school should focus more on the education of adolescents than on preparing students for college.
< History of Delinquency > Stanley Hall identified adolescence as a time of storm and stress. In a post-industrial revolution society it was believed that youth was a period where young people were all potentially delinquent and inherently untrustworthy. This resulted in schooling being used as a method of social control.
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