Learning Identity: The Joint Emergence of Social Identification and Academic Learning

Learning Identity: The Joint Emergence of Social Identification and Academic Learning

by Stanton Wortham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521608333

ISBN-13: 9780521608336

Pub. Date: 12/19/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book describes how social identification and academic learning can deeply depend on each other, through a theoretical account of the two processes and a detailed empirical analysis of how students' identities emerged and how students learned curriculum in one classroom. The book traces the identity development of two students across an academic year, showing how…  See more details below

Overview

This book describes how social identification and academic learning can deeply depend on each other, through a theoretical account of the two processes and a detailed empirical analysis of how students' identities emerged and how students learned curriculum in one classroom. The book traces the identity development of two students across an academic year, showing how they developed unexpected identities in substantial part because curricular themes provided categories that teachers and students used to identify them and showing how students learned about curricular themes in part because the two students were socially identified in ways that illuminated those themes. The book's distinctive contribution is to demonstrate in detail how social identification and academic learning can become deeply interdependent.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521608336
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/19/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

1. Self/knowledge; 2. Social identification and local metapragmatic models; 3. Academic learning and local cognitive models; 4. Tyisha becoming an outcast; 5. Maurice in the middle; 6. Denaturalizing identity, learning and schooling; Appendices; References.

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