Adolescents at School Perspectives on Youth, Identity, and Education

ISBN-10: 1891792105
ISBN-13: 9781891792106
Edition: 2003
Authors: Michael Sadowski
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Harvard Education Publishing Group (HEPG)
Publication date: 6/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 182
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

As any teacher or parent knows, adolescence is a time when youth grapple with the question, "Who am I?" Issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, and ability can complicate this question for young people, affecting their schoolwork and their relationships with teachers, family, and peers.

Introduction: Why Identity Matters at Schoolp. 1
Identity and Possibility: Adolescent Development and the Potential of Schoolsp. 7
"Joaquin's Dilemma": Understanding the Link between Racial Identity and School-Related Behaviorsp. 19
Listening to Minority Students: One District's Approach to Closing the Achievement Gapp. 31
Commentary: Opening the Dialogue about Race at Schoolp. 36
Model Minorities and Perpetual Foreigners: the Impact of Stereotyping on Asian American Studentsp. 41
"Desde entonces, soy Chicana:" A Mexican Immigrant Student Resists Subtractive Schoolingp. 50
"Who am I as a learner?" : Would Girls and Boys Tend to Answer Differently?p. 55
Writing Their Way Through: Adolescent Girls and Note Writingp. 64
"I am not insane; I am angry": Adolescent Masculinity, Homophobia, and Violencep. 69
Male Adolescent Identity and the Roots of Aggression: A Conversation with James Garbarinop. 79
Growing Up in the Shadows: School and the Identity Development of Sexual Minority Youthp. 85
Why Use That Word? Adolescents and Queer Identityp. 102
Who Wins and Who Loses?: Social Class and Student Identitiesp. 107
Class and Identity in a Socioeconomically Diverse High School: A Discussion with Elaine Bessette, Joan Lowe, and Bill Quinnp. 122
The Impact of Disability on Adolescent Identityp. 127
Making Their Own Way: The Perspectives of Three Young People with Disabilitiesp. 140
Beyond Categories: The Complex Identities of Adolescentsp. 145
Afterword: From Understanding to Actionp. 163
Acknowledgmentsp. 167
About the Contributorsp. 169
Indexp. 175
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