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Chapter 6: Doing Identity Differently in Practice
Chapters 3, 4 and 5 have provided scholarly views on changes in youth identity and ways in which schooling can respond and contribute constructively to these identities. These have focused on vocational, school and life identities, in the context of choice biographies, as outlined in Chapter 1. This chapter incorporates two practical case studies that demonstrate how education may be done differently in response to the issues raised about young people's identity.
By coincidence both case studies are from Dutch settings, however their ideas are relevant internationally. The first case study is based on an alternative senior high school. The second case study is provided by Frans Meijers, illustrating arguments ...