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ERIC Number: EJ1071647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0972
Urban School Formation: Identity Work and Constructing an Origin Story
Silver, Lauren J.
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v47 n3 p492-512 Sep 2015
In this article, I analyze the formation of Shearwater High School in St. Louis, Missouri and I explore the identity work involved in building the school. Diverging from standardization trends in urban education, the school came to fruition through a creative process, which was in-flux and supported by diverse communities in St. Louis. This article applies three identity lenses--intersectionality, an identity of becoming, and the practice of recognition--to explain the social construction of the organization and its mission.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri
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