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Mose, Peter N.; Kaschula, Russell H. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
The language in education policy in Kenya recommends mother tongue education in primary school learning. The purpose of this study was to explore the development of mother tongues as academic languages at the lower primary section in which the languages are supposed to be used. The exploration was on the functions they play in classroom…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Native Language Instruction, Language of Instruction, African Languages
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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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Ahn, Elise S. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
In 1937, Soviet Koreans from the Far East were forcibly relocated by Stalin to Central Asia. This narrative of expulsion and deportation is used to explain the residence of Koreans in present-day Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and the Kyrgyz Republic. First, this article maps out the historical backdrop that has broadly shaped the Kazakhstani Korean…
Descriptors: Korean, Migration, History, Immigrants
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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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Gu, Mingyue – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This article reports on a qualitative study investigating a group of novice ESL teachers' teaching experiences with ethnic minority students in secondary schools in Hong Kong. It finds that, while teachers argue that society has not been tolerant enough of ethnic minorities, they nonetheless believe that ethnic minorities should comply with…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Minority Group Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Jwa, Soomin – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Voice is co-constructed, a result of the "text-mediated interaction between the writer and the reader." The present study, using the context of U.S. college writing, explores the complicated process by which an L2 novice writer--one who has a growing awareness of, yet peripheral access to, discourse practices--constructs a voice. Through…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Writing (Composition), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Harrison, Jamie; Lakin, Joni – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Teacher attitudes toward inclusion of English Learners (ELs) in the mainstream classroom have primarily focused on explicit beliefs as accessed through observation, case studies, and self-report surveys. The authors explore implicit mainstream teacher beliefs about ELs using the newly created Implicit Association Test-EL, with correlations to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, English Language Learners, Correlation, Observation
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Gearing, Nigel; Roger, Peter – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Native English speaking language teachers who live and work in various parts of the world often express a desire to learn the language of their host country. Without sustained levels of motivation, however, their desires are unlikely to be realized. This article reports the findings of a longitudinal case study of an American English language…
Descriptors: North American English, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Shapiro, Shawna; MacDonald, Michael T. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
This article examines how a refugee-background student of Somali Bantu heritage employs linguistic resources to make sense of his experience with forced migration, resettlement, and formal education. Much of the educational research on refugee-background students (and other groups of English learners) propagates a deficit orientation in which…
Descriptors: Refugees, Resistance (Psychology), Personal Narratives, Experience
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Brown, Lucien; Cheek, Elizabeth – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
This is a qualitative sociocultural study examining how five advanced-level learners of Japanese from the United States use gendered first person pronouns to negotiate their identities. Japanese does not have a ubiquitous pronoun such as English "I." Instead, the language contains forms that are marked for formality and gender, including…
Descriptors: Japanese, Form Classes (Languages), Males, Second Language Learning
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Kolstrup, Kirsten L. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
This article explores how the global trends of marriage migration and tightening of immigration policies in the West interconnect with second language learning motivation. Specifically, this article considers how social positions, governmental regulations, and everyday contexts come together to complicate the expectations of language learning that…
Descriptors: Marriage, Migration, Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation
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Dabach, Dafney Blanca; Fones, Aliza; Merchant, Natasha Hakimali; Kim, Mee Joo – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
Political discourse on immigration policy often provides a window into a society's boundaries of inclusion and exclusion. Here, we seek to understand how those in liminal positions respond to political debates that raise issues of boundary maintenance. Drawing from Bakhtinian concepts of "authoritative" and "internally persuasive…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Public Policy, Adolescents, Presidents
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Vu, Hai Ha – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
As the younger generation in Vietnam increasingly switches between the English and the Vietnamese languages, numerous linguistic and sociocultural strictures arise. Foregrounding the preservice English-language teachers of this generation, this article locates them in a dilemma between the discourse of globalization and their code-switching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Goldoni, Federica – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
This study addresses study abroad and second language acquisition. The number of U.S. students studying abroad is increasing. However, students' cultural and linguistic immersion experiences abroad can be disconcerting, challenging their sociocultural identities, values, learning objectives, and expectations. This study employed critical race…
Descriptors: Race, Ethnicity, Social Status, Study Abroad
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