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Menard-Warwick, Julia; Masters, Katherine A.; Orque, Raymond – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
While recent literature advocates a translingual approach to pedagogy, the implications of such an approach for teacher identity development has been little explored. This article presents case studies of two English-dominant California teachers who learned Spanish: a Filipino-American teacher of Spanish, and an Anglo-American teacher of ESL. Both…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Professional Identity, Case Studies, English
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Poza, Luis E. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
This article analyzes language practices that 5th grade students in a two-way bilingual education (TWBE) program used to position themselves relative to peers and to transcendent scripts (Gutiérrez, Rymes, & Larson, 1995; Reyes, 2006) about ethnicity and ability (academic and linguistic) that attach themselves to students through their various…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Bilingual Education Programs
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Collett, Jennifer – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
Drawing upon sociocultural theories of learning and social constructivist theories of identity development, this article defines learning and identity as outcomes of participation in order to investigate how an emergent bilingual in elementary school, Roselyn, has opportunities to participate in school-based activities and how these structured…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Bilingualism, Hispanic American Students, Student Attitudes
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Banes, Leslie C.; Ambrose, Rebecca C.; Bayley, Robert; Restani, Rachel M.; Martin, Heather A. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This mixed-method study examines the relationship between classroom discussion and student performance in twenty 3rd and 4th grade classrooms in northern California with 50% English language learners (ELLs). Discussions were scored on features including use of multiple approaches for solving problems, students' opportunities to speak, equitable…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Tests, Problem Solving
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Klein, Wendy – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
Drawing from ethnography of communication and language socialization approaches, this paper examines classes on bullying held for Sikh middle school students at a Sikh religious institution in California. Sikh educational programs play an important role in socializing youth into Sikh teachings, practices, and community perspectives. Due to one…
Descriptors: Bullying, Middle School Students, Religious Education, Religious Cultural Groups
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Mori, Miki – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
This study looks at how language ideologies affect and are revealed in language socialization practices in a majority-L1 adult ESL classroom, particularly looking at language use and policy. It draws on recent theories and critiques of language socialization (Bayley & Langman, 2011; Bronson & Watson-Gegeo, 2008; Garrett &…
Descriptors: Adult Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Socialization
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Vickers, Caroline H.; Deckert, Sharon K. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2013
This article demonstrates how one woman's identity changed as she was empowered through her participation in a sewing cooperative community of practice. A community of practice framework allows examination of participation in ongoing negotiated interactions in which people construct expert and novice identities as they work together. Identity, as…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Communities of Practice, Expertise, Immigrants
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Lee, Jin Sook; Hill-Bonnet, Laura; Raley, Jason – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2011
In settings where speakers of two or more different languages coexist, language brokering, the act of interpreting and translating between culturally and linguistically different speakers, is commonly practiced. Yet the examination of language brokering and its implications in classroom settings have not received much attention in the literature.…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, English (Second Language), Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning
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Pastor, Ana Maria Relano – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2011
This article discusses the language and identity challenges I faced as a critical border ethnographer from Spain doing fieldwork in Southern California. I focus on the multiple positionings that I negotiated doing fieldwork in La Clase Magica (The Magic Class), a computer-based, after-school bilingual program for Mexican/Mexican American/Chicano-a…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Hispanic Americans
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Ajayi, Lasisi – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2008
This study was an exploration of how high school language learners and their teacher jointly constructed word meanings through multimodal representation and the sociopolitical reality of learners' lives as mediating factors in the context of simultaneous multiple learning activities. Thirty-three high school Advanced ESL 3 students were taught…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Vocabulary
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Nguyen, Huong Tran – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2008
This article argues that Vietnamese Americans face unique challenges in becoming U.S. educators. To understand the experiences of five preservice Vietnamese American teachers, it examines the similarities and within-group differences in perspectives on teaching and in adaptation strategies of their practicum activities at a California university.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Role, Asian Americans, Vietnamese People
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Stritikus, Tom T. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2003
Traces ways that literacy and language policy are translated into classroom practice through the examination of a single case. Demonstrates that the role teachers play in the process can best be understood by considering a variety of factors that have been advanced in policy research to explain variations in policy implementation. Presents…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Bilingual Education, English (Second Language), Literacy