Learning, Schooling, Culture, and Identity

A consideration of the intersection of learning, schooling, culture, and identity is important for understanding people's lived experiences, and may be of particular value in helping culturally diverse and traditionally underserved youth identify and create pathways toward life-long success. This entry uses culture, learning, schooling (CLS) theory to examine core studies that

  • look at the intersections of learning, schooling, culture, and identity in informal settings, formal settings, and combinations of the two that address both in-school and out-of-school learning and their connections;
  • explore how culture, learning, schooling, and identity interact with and influence one another across these contexts; and
  • use lessons learned from studies of culture and learning to scrutinize more closely how and why the difficulties that many students have learning in schools are ...
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