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ERIC Number: EJ946763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 133
ISSN: ISSN-0046-1520
Identity Education: A Conceptual Framework for Educational Researchers and Practitioners
Schachter, Elli P.; Rich, Yisrael
Educational Psychologist, v46 n4 p222-238 2011
This article presents the concept of "identity education" (IdEd) referring to the "purposeful involvement of educators with students' identity-related processes or contents." We discuss why educators may consider identity important to the realization of educational goals and choose to target aspects of students' identity in their pedagogical practice. We offer a broad theoretical framework that organizes and focuses the extensive yet scattered discourse on identity and education. Because IdEd is a concept that accommodates diverse educational perspectives and concerns, we outline several parameters that can assist educators in making sense of this diversity and provide a conceptual basis for pedagogical and curricular decision making. These parameters also provide researchers from different scholarly traditions a common framework for constructive dialogue and can serve as a basis for generating focused and productive research directions. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A