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ERIC Number: ED472936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 23
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Recollecting Memories, Reconfiguring Identities, Rereinforcing Class Inequality: Schooling Stories of Alternative High School Students in South Korea.
Choi, Jung-ah
The alternative school provides a specific institutional discourse, official and unofficial, that shapes the ways in which alternative school students participate in a particular discursive practice. The alternative school plays a crucial role in developing students aspirations by enabling them to envision a better future. Moreover, it helps students make and remake their constructions of self, as their life stories are recontextualized through alternative school experiences. This paper focuses on the way a student's alternative school experience stimulates his or her reflections on past experiences (i.e., mainstream school experiences and street experiences). It also examines how particular discourses of alternative schools (re)shape and (re)arrange a student's memories. The author explores how students continuously (re)construct their stories of mainstream school experience and their street life in light of alternative school experience. (Contains 24 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea