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Barrot, Jessie S. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
Recent developments in the region and in the Philippines have prompted the Philippine government to push for a new basic education curriculum. Along with these changes is the adoption of the new English curriculum known as the Language Arts and Multiliteracies Curriculum (LAMC). This article, therefore, sought to examine the K-12 English…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Educational Change, Curriculum Implementation, Second Language Learning
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Huang, Enmou – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
This article reports the findings of a sociolinguistic ethnographic inquiry into the constructions of internal rural-to-urban migrant students by one urban public school in China, and how these students positioned themselves to these constructions against the background of the school's neoliberal transformation. This inquiry finds that, due to the…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Migrants, Neoliberalism, Urban Schools
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Makiguchi, Tsunesaburo – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2013
When instructing reading and composition, teachers should have students write down dictated vocabulary, short phrases, simple sentences, etc., occasionally modifying these, in order to deepen their understanding of how "kana" (i.e., phonetic characters) and vocabulary are used. This can be broken down into the following four activities: (1)…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies
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Blum, Avram; Johnson, Eric J. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2012
This discussion draws attention to the discriminatory efforts of policymakers in Arizona to professionally marginalize public school teachers deemed to have an accent. In addition to debunking the linguistic and pedagogic validity of this policy, we emphasize the role of the media in the (re)construction and justification of language ideologies…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Ideology, Discourse Analysis, Politics of Education
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Sophocleous, Andry – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2011
This study investigates the complex interplay between national and local objectives of formal education in the bidialectal context of Cyprus. Even though the state and the Ministry of Education and Culture urge teachers to employ the standard language variety in education, the dialect is often used as a medium of interaction and even instruction…
Descriptors: Dialects, Bilingualism, Foreign Countries, Standard Spoken Usage
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Jaffe, Alexandra – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2007
This article explores the long-standing problem of ascribing meaning to individual acts of codeswitching. Drawing on ethnographic data from bilingual classrooms in Corsica, I situate the analysis of codeswitching within the more general question of the interpretation of speaker stance, which is defined as speakers' positioning with regard to both…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Bilingual Education, Classroom Communication, Code Switching (Language)