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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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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-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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Leonet, Oihana; Cenoz, Jasone; Gorter, Durk – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
Learning two or more languages at school is quite common all over Europe, but languages are often isolated from each other. This pedagogical practice is in contrast to the way multilingual speakers use their whole linguistic repertoire when communicating in social contexts. These multilingual solitudes are challenged when translanguaging…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Code Switching (Language), Spanish
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Balam, Osmer; de Prada Pérez, Ana – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
Through the analysis of survey and interview data, we investigated the attitudes and perceptions of 32 multilingual teachers of Spanish in Belize, a code-switching (CS) context where Spanish is in intense contact with English and Belizean Kriol. More specifically, we examined teachers' and students' attitudes toward Spanish and CS and teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Surveys, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Showstack, Rachel E. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
Drawing on linguistic anthropological notions of language ideologies and sociolinguistic approaches to stance, this study examines the meaning-making resources through which Spanish heritage language (HL) learners orient toward ideological perspectives on language value and linguistic expertise in classroom interaction. Part of a larger…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Classroom Communication, Teaching Methods, Heritage Education
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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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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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Takeuchi, Miwa – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
Guided by sociocultural theory and the theory of multiliteracies, learning is perceived as a shifting participation in practices, which is mediated by multiple physical and symbolic tools. Drawing on the situated multiliteracies approach, which integrates these two theories, the purpose of this ethnographic research is to examine the participation…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Mathematics Instruction, Classroom Communication, Teaching Methods
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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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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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Allard, Elaine; Mortimer, Katherine; Gallo, Sarah; Link, Holly; Wortham, Stanton – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
Latino students' educational success is central to America's prosperity--in traditional immigrant destinations and in New Latino Diaspora locations, previously unfamiliar with Latinos. Implicated in this success is the reception young immigrants receive, especially the ways in which they are identified in schools. We describe findings from 6 years…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Spanish, Academic Achievement, Hispanic American Students
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Mori, Miki – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
This study looks at how language ideologies affect and are revealed in language socialization practices in a majority-L1 adult ESL classroom, particularly looking at language use and policy. It draws on recent theories and critiques of language socialization (Bayley & Langman, 2011; Bronson & Watson-Gegeo, 2008; Garrett &…
Descriptors: Adult Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Socialization
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