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Adolescents at School: Perspectives on Youth, Identity, and Education


reviewed by Hersh C. Waxman — 2004

coverTitle: Adolescents at School: Perspectives on Youth, Identity, and Education
Author(s): Michael Sadowski (editor)
Publisher: Harvard Education Publishing Group, Cambridge
ISBN: 1891792113 , Pages: 200, Year: 2003
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Adolescents at School: Perspectives on Youth, Identity and Education is a very powerful book that should be read by every secondary school teacher, administrator, and school board member. In addition, every parent or guardian of an adolescent child should read this book. This edited book sends out a terrifying message about the difficulty of adolescents in schools today! Most of us know that adolescence is a difficult time for most young people, yet this book still helps us gain understanding of the complexities of adolescents who are "different." The book highlights the "differences" of adolescents, whether they are different because they are an ethnic minority, sexual minority, have a disability, or are from a lower-socioeconomic status. The book is somewhat unique in that it is an edited volume that includes: (a) leading experts who provide descriptions of adolescents, and (b) profiles of students, commentaries, or interviews that follow each chapter. The profiles, interviews, and commentaries generally provide meaningful accounts... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 5, 2004, p. 996-998
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11224, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 9:35:27 AM

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  • Hersh Waxman
    University of Houston
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    Hersh Waxman is a professor in the College of Education at the University of Houston, a Principal Researcher in the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence, and a Principal Investigator in the U. S. Department of Education, National Laboratory for Student Success, The Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory. Hersh has recently co-edited several books, including: Observational Research in U. S. Classrooms: New Approaches for Understanding Cultural and Linguistic diversity; Educational Resiliency: Student, Teacher, and School Perspectives; New Directions for Teaching Practice and Research; and Students At Risk in At-Risk Schools: Improving Environments for Learning. He is presently North American Editor of Learning Environment Research: An International Journal and co-editor of a book series on Research on Educational Diversity and Excellence.
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