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The Struggle for Identity in Today's Schools examines cultural recognition and the struggle for identity in America's schools. In particular, the contributing authors focus on the recognition and misrecognition as antagonistic cultural forces that work to shape, and at times distort identity. What surfaces throughout the chapters are two lessons to be learned in relation to identity. The first lesson is that identities and the acts attributed to them are always forming and re-forming in relation to historically specific contexts, and these contexts are political in nature, i.e., defined by issues of diversity such as race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, gender, and economics. The second lesson presented by the authors is that identity forms in and across intimate and social contexts, over long periods of time. The historical timing of identity formation cannot simply be dictated by discourse. The identities posited by any particular discourse become important and a part of everyday life based on the intersection of social histories and social actors. Importantly, the social-cultural use of identities leads to another way of conceptualizing histories, personhoods, cultures, and their distributions over social and political groups.

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Patrick M. Jenlink is professor of doctoral studies in the Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership and Director of the Educational Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University. Faye Hicks Townes is an associate professor of education in the Department of Teacher Education, School of Education, Health and Human Performance, College of Charleston.

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This book provides for a broad and balanced base of considering diversity, culture and identity development in relationship to curriculum development with "recognition" being the pivotal concept in all of the writings. The identity and cultural diversity curriculum dimension will help scholar-practitioner leaders guide teachers and students through a broad understanding of themselves as they interact with one another. This is a very timely collection of writings. (Georgia A. King, associate superintendent, Beckville Independent School District)

This fascinating collection offers a much-needed alternative perspective on usual understandings of what needs to happen in schools that are increasingly populated by diverse students and homogenous faculty. The book's juxtaposition of cultural recognition and identity politics within the contexts of contemporary schooling provides educators with frameworks for thinking more carefully about what they do and say every day in interactions with students, parents, and others in the community. (J. Amos Hatch, Professor of Urban-Multicultural Teacher Education, University of Tennessee, Professor of Urban-Multicultural Teacher Education, University of Tennessee)

By bringing together an eclectic group of studies and perspectives, Jenlink and Hicks-Townes gives us fresh and innovative insights into the examination of cultural recognition and the struggle for identity in schools in the United States. The focus on the cultural components gives the chapters connection and relevance in our changing society. This book is well-designed to help those who seek new perspectives on their own identities and those they guide. (Jean Moule, associate rofessor of teacher education, Oregon State University, and president, Oregon Chapter of National Association of Multi)

The authors have produced a thoughtful piece of work. They speak strongly to a form of school leadership that recognizes the value of cultural differences and how the identity of a school and its leadership impact the formation of the individual identities of students, teachers, and parents. (Perry Daniel, principal, Bethune Middle Academy, Shreveport, Louisiana)

Jenlink and Hicks-Townes have recognized the need to explore the perspectives that educators and students bring to the schoolhouse based on their cultural experiences. This collection is a must-read for educational leaders who work with adults and children of varied cultural backgrounds. (Katie Chretien, Assistant Principal of Instruction, Vivian Elementary Middle/Magnet School, Caddo Parish Public Schools, LA)

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