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Gao, Xuesong; Lv, Leining – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This article reports on the motivations of Chinese learners to learn Japanese in light of increasing diplomatic tensions between China and Japan over the last three decades. In the study, 35 Chinese learners of Japanese were selected, according to the time they began learning, to examine their motivations to learn Japanese as mediated by shifting…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Chinese, Japanese, Second Language Learning
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Yoshihara, Reiko – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This study explores the processual identity formation of six Japanese women who gave up a job, turned to higher education, and became university EFL teachers in Japan. My research questions include: (1) How did they change their careers and become university EFL teachers? (2) Since they entered the university EFL teaching profession, how have they…
Descriptors: Females, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Brown, Charles Allen – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This article was prompted by my experience teaching a Japanese university English course in which students journaled about their English learning. In doing so, they drew heavily upon perceived membership in an imagined community associated with being Japanese as a means to explain their relationship with English. Analyzing this body of students'…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Goulah, Jason – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2013
In this article, the author examines Makiguchi Tsunesaburo's philosophy and practice of human geography ("jinsei chirigaku"), community studies ("kyodoka"), and composition instruction based on "value-creating pedagogy" ("soka kyoikugaku") for thinking through and responding to two competing trends…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Human Geography, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy
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Gebert, Andrew – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2013
Literacy education is always a potentially problematic undertaking, one that shifts people's relationships among themselves, with bodies of transmitted knowledge and with structures of political control (Collins & Blot, 2003; Lee, 2004; Mazrui, 1990). The teaching of writing and composition in early 20th-century Japan presented a number of…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Literacy Education, Written Language, Foreign Countries
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Rivers, Damian J.; Ross, Andrew S. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2013
English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education within the context of Japan is firmly underpinned by sociohistorical constructions of racial difference and racial hierarchies that have considerable influence on contemporary student and institutional attitudes. Embracing these sociohistorical foundations, this article adopts experimental procedures…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Choi, Julie – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2012
I interrogate my personal diaries documenting my life in New York, Beijing, Tokyo, and Sydney over a 20-year period. Taking bearings from Bakhtinian thoughts, I explore the emergence of my post-diasporic identity as a second generation Korean American through watching South Korean dramas. By conversing with journals kept over a 20-year period, I…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Korean Americans, Korean, Diaries
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Gao, Feng – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2011
This article reports on an ethnographic case study that explored how Chinese learners' national identities were displayed and reconstructed through their English language-learning journeys in Britain. Drawing on a variety of sources (ethnographic observations, informal conversations, diaries, and narrative interviews), the analysis focuses on the…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Diaries, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Kanno, Yasuko – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2003
Analyzes the policies and practices of school in Japan that serve large numbers of bilingual students. Using the notion of imagined communities, examines the relationship between the schools' visions for their students, their current policies and practices, and the students' identities. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnography