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ERIC Number: EJ903527
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0077-5762
Studying Identity in Learning Contexts from a Human Sciences Perspective
Nasir, Na'ilah Suad
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, v109 n1 p53-65 2010
In recent years, learning scientists have attended more and more to the study of learning as a uniquely human endeavor that occurs in the context of cultural practices and that is linked to values and future imagined selves. In so doing, the field has taken considerations of identity seriously. In this chapter, the author explores some of the challenges in studying identity in learning contexts. It is her intention to offer a set of ideas that support nuanced and contextualized accounts of identity processes in youth's lives that may be consequential for youth's social futures and to outline implications for research on these topics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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