This book will open your mind to the changing experience of schooling, and highlights new and different ways to help those whose needs simply don’t fit into the usual mould.  With contributions from leading academics from Canada, America, the UK, the Netherlands, and Australia, this internationally-minded book helps the reader to reflect on the ways young people are taught, and presents possible alternative approaches. Global social and economic changes and technological developments are driving the need for change within education, so that we can better cater for a diversity of young people. This book offers an overview of where we are now and where we might want to go in the future. 

Doing Identity Differently in Practice

Doing Identity Differently in Practice

Doing identity differently in practice
Kittyte Riele (Case study 6.1)
FransMeijers (Case study 6.2)

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 ...

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