The role of educational institutions in identity development
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The main aim of this thesis was to study how different institutions play different roles to develop identity of human beings, in a given society. In this thesis I have studied the impact of schools on the identity formation of students in Bangladesh. I have mainly focused on the different role played by different types of institutions – Madrasa, School following national curriculum and School following international curriculum. The impact of these institutions on three main aspects of identity, which are, religion, class and gender were used as a focus of this research. This thesis argued that the school context played an important role in the student’s identity development, and at the same time, they underlined the role of the school experience as a personal resource in the development of identity.