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Crosnoe, Robert
Fitting in, standing out : navigating the social challenges of high school to get an education / Robert Crosnoe
Alternate Title Navigating the social challenges of high school to get an education
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HQ796 .C87 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) High school student orientation
Teenagers -- Life skills guides
Teenagers -- Education
Social influence
High school students -- Social life and customs -- 21st century
High school environment
Physical Description x, 267 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Summary "In American high schools, teenagers must navigate complex youth cultures that often prize being "real" while punishing difference. Adults may view such social turbulence as a timeless, ultimately harmless rite of passage, but changes in American society are intensifying this rite and allowing its effects to cascade into adulthood. Integrating national statistics with interviews and observations from a single school, this book explores this phenomenon. It makes the case that recent macro-level trends, such as economic restructuring and technological change, mean that the social dynamics of high school can disrupt educational trajectories after high school; it looks at teenagers who do not fit in socially at school, including many who are obese or gay, to illustrate this phenomenon; and it crafts recommendations for parents, teachers, and policymakers about how to protect teenagers in trouble. The end result is a story of adolescence that hits home with anyone who remembers high school"--Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-264) and index

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