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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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Tsushima, Rika; Guardado, Martin – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
This article examines the development of Japanese as a heritage language (HL) in linguistically mixed families. While families where parents share a mother tongue have been investigated extensively in recent decades, this particular demographic has received minimal attention in Canada. The article, part of a larger study, is based on…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Parenting Styles, Japanese, Heritage Education
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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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Kim, Deoksoon – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
The strength of English learners' second language reading is closely associated with academic success. Using qualitative research methods and verbal protocols, this study examines four elementary-level English learners' uses of reading strategies and describes how each English learner employs these strategies while reading both culturally relevant…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, English Language Learners, Reading Strategies, Academic Achievement
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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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Han, Huamei – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
Based on a larger ethnography, this article explores intergenerational relationships between First-Generation Immigrants and Second-Generation youth and focuses on psychological damages (Piller, 2016), particularly "linguistic injuries," within a new "mainland" Chinese church in Canada. Specifically, I show why…
Descriptors: Churches, Ethnography, Immigrants, Asians
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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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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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Evans, Michael; Liu, Yongcan – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Research into the language socialisation of migrant-background children in new educational contexts has pointed to a complex relationship between language, identity, and social integration. This article helps us to further define this relationship in two main ways. Firstly, through focusing on the specific (and largely neglected) context of the…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Self Concept, Social Integration, Language Usage
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Rudwick, Stephanie – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
After centuries of "Eurocentric" linguistic ideology, the South African government has formulated African language development and multilingualism as one priority in the education system. While only English, and decreasingly Afrikaans, are the only "established" languages of instruction at tertiary level, most universities in…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Politics of Education, Multilingualism, Ethnography
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Morita-Mullaney, Trish – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This inquiry examines how district English Learner (EL) leaders negotiate and shape their linguistic and racial identities within the landscape of racially desegregated urban school districts. Girded by the theory of LangCrit, an intersection between critical language studies (CLS) and Critical Race Theory (CRT), this study illuminates how EL…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Self Concept, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Eckert, Eva – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
This article draws attention to the role one's language plays in socialization and explains the misunderstandings and conflicts over integration of the Roma in the Czech Republic. Recognizing the role of home language leads to successful socialization. By not demanding that schools account for home language in the process of teaching, the Roma…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Standard Spoken Usage, North American English, Black Dialects
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Dávila, Liv T. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
The field of heritage language (HL) education is a rapidly growing area of educational linguistics research and pedagogy. While considerable research has looked at identity in relation to HL learning in adolescents and adults, this article focuses on the identities and language attitudes of young HL learners of Arabic and Somali at an elementary…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Multilingualism, Language Attitudes, Language Usage
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Klapwijk, Nanda; Van der Walt, Christa – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
This article investigates university students' attitudes and perceptions about language in a multilingual country where most instruction is in English and annual national literacy results have been declining for at least 15 years. Despite this decline, English seems to be entrenched as the language of instruction, and at university it seems a…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, College Students, Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes
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Trent, John – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
Despite widespread acknowledgement of the contribution of nonnative English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) to teaching English as an international language, the privileging of native English-speaking teachers (NESTs) and native-speaker competency, and concomitant marginalization of NNESTs, continues in many countries. To investigate and problematize…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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