As any teacher or parent knows, adolescence is a time when youth grapple with the question, "Who am I?" Issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, and ability can complicate this question for young people, affecting their schoolwork and their relationships with teachers, family, and peers. This new edition of Adolescents at School builds and expands the strengths and insights of the much-acclaimed first edition. A uniquely practical, insightful, and jargon-free volume, Adolescents at School points to ways to foster the success of every student in our schools and classrooms. Drawing from the perspectives of teachers researchers, and administrators-and adolescents themselves-it examines the complex, changing identities young people manage while they confront the challenges of school.
Michael Sadowski is an assistant professor in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program at Bard College. He is the former editor of the Harvard Education Letter and editor of Teaching Immigrant and Second-Language Students (Harvard Education Press).