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Jones, Shelley; Mutumba, Safina – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
This article reports on a collaborative action research project, conducted in a pre-primary school in South Central Uganda, which explores the opportunities for children to draw upon and integrate their home and community-based knowledge and experiences through mother tongue (MT) instruction and resources. We use the funds of knowledge (Moll,…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Cultural Background, Self Concept, Teaching Methods
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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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García, Ofelia – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
Translanguaging pedagogies are considered here as mechanisms that work against the normalizing ideology of monolingual and monoglossic school language. In so doing, we consider how this restrictive view of school language and of language education policy has served to minoritize bilingual students and act as an instrument to exert…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Self Concept, Second Language Learning
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García-Mateus, Suzanne; Palmer, Deborah – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
Research suggests that identity matters for school success and that language and identity are powerfully intertwined. A monolingual solitudes understanding of bilingualism undermines children's bilingual identities, yet in most bilingual education classrooms, academic instruction is segregated by language and children are encouraged to engage in…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Martínez-Roldán, Carmen M.; Quiñones, Sandra – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
In this article, we share findings from a critical qualitative study aimed at better understanding the ways that language, history, and geography mediate our work and identities as educational researchers. As scholars whose particular sociocultural and political histories are often absent in scholarly discussions about language and education, we…
Descriptors: Networks, Puerto Ricans, College Faculty, Educational Researchers
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Gynne, Annaliina; Bagga-Gupta, Sangeeta; Lainio, Jarmo – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
This article explores linguistic-cultural ideologies and educational policies as they emerge and are negotiated in everyday life in a bilingual school setting located in the geopolitical spaces of Sweden. Taking sociocultural theory and discourse analysis as points of departure, we focus on empirical examples of classroom interaction and locally…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Case Studies, Swedish, Finno Ugric Languages
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Endo, R. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
This study adds to the research on the education of Asian immigrant adolescents by situating how generation, language, nationality, and race complexly impacted how a group of 1.5-generation Japanese youth have made sense of their multiple "non-dominant" identities as immigrant Americans and transnational students within an urban high…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Japanese, Self Concept, Race
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Leibowitz, Brenda – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
This article begins with a critique of dominant approaches to language policy in education that are based on the notion of "rights" and "peoples." It makes the case for an approach that is based on the tripartite view of social justice, as articulated by Nancy Fraser. This view of social justice sees a complementary…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Educational Policy
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Lucero, Audrey – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
Within dual language education programs, well-structured peer interactions can facilitate the learning of language and curricular content simultaneously. Research has found that even very young bilingual students can engage in peer linguistic mediation to help less proficient classmates participate in small group work. In this article, I analyze…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Bilingualism, Spanish, Elementary School Students
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Flores, Nelson; Kleyn, Tatyana; Menken, Kate – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
In recent years there has been growing awareness about a sub-group of students labeled "Long-Term English Language Learners" (LTELLs). Our study seeks to show how students who fall within the LTELL category see themselves through the lens of their lived experiences as (emergent) bilinguals, students, family/community members and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Guidelines, Discourse Analysis, Disadvantaged
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Vasilopoulos, Gene – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
Most research on language and identity has been conducted in contexts in which English is an official language. As a result, the Western-derived framework guiding identity research may not be representative for L2 learners/speakers in localized settings. To address this potential disparity, this qualitative study examines L2 identity construction…
Descriptors: Asians, Interviews, Questionnaires, English (Second Language)
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Welch, Irene – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
This article draws on data from a yearlong case study of a Mexican American ESL teacher's practice in a K-5 school in the southeastern United States. The study examines how the teacher established bilingual interactional space in her ESL pullout class consisting of six 9- to 11-year old students of Mexican descent. The analysis shows the ways in…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Mexican Americans, English (Second Language)
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Velázquez, Isabel – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
This article examines the ways in which a group of first-generation Latino immigrants to the U.S. Midwest conceptualized their role in their children's bilingual development. Respondents were asked to identify the individuals or institutions on which their children's language and academic development depended, as well as household practices…
Descriptors: Mother Attitudes, Spanish, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants
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Kanno, Yasuko – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
Social class has been underresearched in the field of applied linguistics. The central goal of this forum was to stimulate more conversation about social class as it impacts language learning and teaching. In this article, I comment on 3 salient themes that have emerged in the 5 articles: (1) agency and structure in language learning and teaching,…
Descriptors: Social Class, Language Research, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Learning
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Heidemann, Kai A. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
This article explores the mobilization dynamics of a school-based minority language revitalization initiative in the French Basque Country, known as the Ikastola Movement. Bringing the study of language revitalization into dialogue with social movement theory, I discuss how the solidarity of Basque language activists was influenced by state-level…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Minorities, Language Maintenance, Second Languages
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