Essay on Analysis Of Lake And Alexie 's Articles

1198 Words Oct 21st, 2016 5 Pages
Schools are a wonderful place for children to start to figure out their own identity. As they go through each year of school, they will learn more about themselves and who they want to become. However, there are many school that can harm the way a child sees themselves and can cause them to question their identity. Lake and Alexie’s articles help to support Reay’s work by supporting the idea that schools have a way to affect a child’s identity. They provide examples of how the differences between all children should not affect the way they are treated at school. They each show how norms also affect how a child is treated. This come to play when the child is compared to another because of their differences. In the works by Reay, Alexie and Lake, the information provided shows how identity making in schools is a very important aspect that should not be overlook based on social norms. Identity making in schools is supported with information and facts from Diane Reay’s article. She explains how many factors can go into a child’s identity. Reay states that “categories of race, ethnicity, dis/ability, social class and gender” all are very important aspects of a child and their identity (Reay 279). They allow every child to relate to others in some way. Whether they fit in or not can affect their learning styles also. If they are a slower learner, others, including students and teachers, with think that this means that they are just dumb. Most times this is not the case.…

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