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

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

by Michael Sadowski (Editor)
Adolescents at School, Third Edition: Perspectives on Youth, Identity, and Education

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

by Michael Sadowski (Editor)

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Adolescents at School brings together the perspectives of scholars, educators, and researchers to address the many issues that affect adolescents’ emerging identities, especially in relation to students’ experience of and engagement with school. The book offers current and preservice teachers a practical understanding of the concept of identity development, particularly as impacted by such factors as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability/disability, immigration, and social class.

This third edition includes new chapters on boys’ emotional lives, risk and resilience in girls, the experiences of undocumented immigrant students, Muslim-American youth, and income inequality; features on “teaching while white”; and an extensively updated chapter on LGBTQ+ students. The book expands on the strengths and insights of the previous editions while also touching on issues highly relevant to contemporary youth such as social media, youth activism, and immigration.

A practical and insightful volume, Adolescents at School points to ways to foster the success of every student in our schools and classrooms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682535455
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
Publication date: 10/27/2020
Series: Youth Development and Education Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 707,479
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Michael Sadowski is an assistant professor in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program at Bard College, based in New York City and Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, where his course, “Identity, Culture, and the Classroom,” explores many of the issues addressed in Adolescents at School. Prior to teaching at Bard, he was an instructor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education; editor of the Harvard Education Letter, for which he received several writing awards from the Association of Educational Publishers and the National Press Club; and vice-chair of the Massachusetts Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth. In addition to Adolescents at School, he is the editor of Teaching Immigrant and Second-Language Students: Strategies for Success (Harvard Education Press, 2004), a contributor to the Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development (Macmillan, 2008), and the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters. A former full-time English and drama teacher, he continues to coteach at the high school level with faculty at New Day Academy, one of the Bard MAT Program’s partner public schools in the South Bronx.

Table of Contents

Foreword Deborah Meier ix

Introduction to the Third Edition

The Adolescent in the Mirror Michael Sadowski 1

1 Identity and Possibility 11

Adolescent Development and the Potential of Schools Michael Nakkula

2 "Joaquín's Dilemma" 23

Understanding the Link between Racial Identity and School-Related Behaviors Pedro A. Noguera


Opening the Dialogue about Race at School Beverly Daniel Tatum 36


Teaching While White: When Good Intentions Are Not Enough Barbara Applebaum 40

3 Adolescents from Immigrant Families 47

Relationships and Adaptation in School Carola Suárez-Orozco Desirée Baolian Qin Ramona Fruja Amthor

Research Feature

Undocumented American Students: How Fear of Deportation and Societal Marginalization Complicate Their identity Pathways William Perez Maria Melendrez Roberta EspInoza 66

Youth Profile

"Desde Entonces, Soy Chicana": A Mexican Immigrant Student Resists Subtraccive Schooling Angela Valenzuela 75

4 Model Minorities and Perpetual Foreigners 81

The Impact of Stereotyping on Asian American Students Stacey J. Lee

5 Seeing and Hearing the Disappearing Girl 91

Risk and Resilience in Adolescent Girls Lisa Machoian

6 The Truth About Boys Judy Y. Chu


"I am not insane; I am angry": Adolescent Masculinity, Homophobia, and Violence Michael S. Kimmel 120

7 Still in the Shadows? 131

LGBTQ+ Students in Twenty-First-Century Schools Michael Sadowski

Youth Profile

The Story of Matt: Transgender Superhero Michael Sadowski 145


What's in a Label? Adolescents and Queer Identities Arthur Lipkin 151

8 Who Wins and Who Loses? 157

Social Class and Student Identities Ellen Brantlinger


Income Inequality, Youth Identity, and Future Life Trajectories Carolyn Cummings Perrucci 172

9 The Impact of Disability on Adolescent Identity Michael L. Wehmeyer 177


Multiple Intelligences in Adolescence Howard Gardner 189

10 A Question of "Faith" 190

Adolescent Spirituality in Public Schools Eric Toshalis

Research Feature

Negotiating the Hyphen: Muslim-American Youth Under Stress Selcuk R. Sirin 209

11 Beyond Categories 217

The Complex Identities of Adolescents John Raible Sonia Nieto


From Understanding to Action 233

Ten Principles of Practice Michael Sadowski

Acknowledgments 239

About the Contributors 241

Index 251

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