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Working with Multiracial Students : Critical Perspectives on Research and Practice - Kendra R. Wallace

Working with Multiracial Students

Critical Perspectives on Research and Practice

By: Kendra R. Wallace (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2004
ISBN: 9781593111274
Number Of Pages: 228

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Working with Mixed Heritage Students offers a collection of writings that bridges the social science and educational literature related to mixed heritage identity development and schooling in diverse contexts. As such, it is the first book of its kind to provide a direct focus on multiracial/ethnic identity and formal education in the United States based on the scholarship of educational researchers. The two common threads linking the chapters are: the flexible, yet situated nature of ethnic and racial identities among mixed heritage students; and the importance of theorizing social contexts when interpreting and representing identity, community, and belonging. In addition to exploring general themes of identity development, Working with Mixed Heritage Students addresses theoretical and methodological issues in conducting research on topics related to mixed heritage students, as well as implications for teacher preparation and educational practice. Ultimately, the authors brought together in this volume share a focus on recently mixed heritage students of first, or second, or third generation multiracial and multiethnic descent. This diversity of perspectives on such a complex topi

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Unmasking the Interface: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations in Multiracial and Multiethnic Identity Research
Tilting at Windmills: The Paradox and Promise of Researching Mixed Race, with Strategies for Scholarsp. 3
Fluidity and Multiplicity in Mixed-Heritage Students' Racial/Ethnic Identifications: Implications for Researchp. 25
Theorizing Cultural Processes in Multiethnic Identity Developmentp. 51
Connecting Development and Practice: Implications for Teachers and Teacher Educators
Where Does the Multiracial/Multiethnic Student Fit?p. 65
Student Case 1: Alex Bellp. 85
Mixed-Heritage Asian Americans: "Hapa," "Doubles," or Culturally Enriched?p. 95
Student Case 2: Missy Connorp. 109
Multiethnic Identity Development in Middle and High School Aged Studentsp. 113
Student Case 3: Yvonne Garciap. 129
Multiracial Adolescent Perception: The Role of Friendship in Identification and Identity Formationp. 135
Student Case 4: Prakash Moghadamp. 153
Biracial Identity and Social Context: A Qualitative Investigationp. 157
The Role of the School in Supporting the Healthy Identity Development of Multiracial and Multiethnic Childrenp. 175
What Preservice Teachers Bring to the Classroom: How Sociocultural Experiences Shape Future Teachers of Diverse Learnersp. 187
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ISBN: 9781593111274
ISBN-10: 1593111274
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5