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Albury, Nathan John – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Localising knowledge and dispositions helps to predict the likely success of top-down language policies. In so far as language acquisition is a pillar of language revitalisation policy, then community perspectives on learning a minority language deserve attention. This article presents the knowledge, dispositions, and ideas of around 1,300…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups, Malayo Polynesian Languages, History
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Barr, Sophie; Seals, Corinne A. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
The present study investigates the connections between macro-language policies, access to resources, classroom micro-policies, and teacher identities of three Pakeha ('New Zealand European') primary school teachers at three New Zealand schools. As New Zealand educators are increasingly expected to incorporate te reo into the classroom, this…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Educational Policy, Teacher Attitudes, English
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Te Huia, Awanui – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
Substantially less is known about the motivations of indigenous heritage language learners than the motivations of learners of colonial languages. This study explores the motivations of Maori indigenous New Zealanders and the identity-related motivations they have for learning their heritage language. Interviews with 19 Maori language learners…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Learning Motivation, Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups
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Rata, Elizabeth; Tamati, Tauwehe – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2013
An ambivalence characterising the provision of English language instruction in New Zealand's Maori schools is traced to the establishment of the schools in the recent period of biculturalism and retribalisation, and to the role of the schools in indigenous ideology. The article discusses the effects of the ambivalence on English language provision…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, English (Second Language)
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Angouri, Jo – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2012
The article reports on the preliminary findings of a project on the constructions of "Greekness" in modern diasporas. The discussion draws on data from the self-identified Greek community of Wellington, New Zealand. Interview data, ethnographic diaries, and everyday real-life spoken interactions were collected. The analysis of the data…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Diaries, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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Starks, Donna – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2010
Identity labels are used by in-group and out-group members to define themselves both referentially and socially. This article explores the use of identity labels in interview data from the Pasifika Languages of Manukau Project, a project that examined the language maintenance and use of Samoan, Tongan, Cook Island, and Niuean peoples in Auckland,…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Language Planning, Foreign Countries, Malayo Polynesian Languages
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Doerr, Neriko Musha – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2009
This article analyzes how minority-language students responded to what they felt to be disrespectful behavior of a mainstream teacher towards their language from a case at an Aotearoa/New Zealand school in 1997-1998. Even when minority language is recognized officially and institutionally, as in Aotearoa/New Zealand, some minority-language…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Bilingual Students, Foreign Countries, Bilingualism