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ERIC Number: EJ896453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1474-9041
Negotiating Identity: Conflicts between the Agency of the Student and the Official Diagnosis of Social Workers and Teachers
Berg, Kari
European Educational Research Journal, v9 n2 p164-176 2010
This article aims to demonstrate the interplay between the individual's negotiation of his/her identity in compulsory school and the systems of communication and practice of professionals in the welfare state. It looks at the case of "Tom," whose custody has been taken over by the Child Welfare Service and who now lives in a child welfare institution. The article discusses how Tom constructs and negotiates his identity within educational and institutional frameworks, which are in turn influenced by professional agencies, alliances, and power relations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway