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ERIC Number: EJ1129895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0892-0206
All the World's a School
Young, Jonathan
Management in Education, v31 n1 p21-26 Jan 2017
This article reports on a research project which focused on the aspirations and identities of students in an international school. Ten boys and ten girls were interviewed using semi-structured and photo-elicitation interviews. This research indicates convincingly that socio-economic background and international capital are crucial factors framing and influencing young people's aspirations. This study shows that in the worlds of these "third" and "fourth" culture young people, identities are not at all "fragmented", as has been previously claimed. Additionally, the participants are very similar owing to their privilege, and are not naïve about their own advantage. This study might help schools maximize on the international experiences of students to reflect on their global citizenship and altruism. This project has the possibility to help international school educators and leaders, who are active players in this culturally complex field, better support young people in their process of identity formation in a global society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 8; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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