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Henry, Alastair; Goddard, Angela – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
It has been suggested that in foreign language learning and ELF situations, identity might not be implicated in any great extent. Focusing on the impact globalization has on identities, the purpose of this study is to consider whether identity might be involved in Swedish students' reasons for enrolling on an English-medium university program and,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Wielgosz, Meg; Molyneux, Paul – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
Students learning English as an additional language (EAL) in Australian schools frequently struggle with the cultural and linguistic demands of the classroom while concurrently grappling with issues of identity and belonging. This article reports on an investigation of the role primary school visual arts programs, distinct programs with a…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Yemini, Miri; Bar-Netz, Natali – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
In the era of globalization, educational systems are forced to react and globalize through schools' content and context. Among other 21st-century capabilities such as information technology use, team work, and entrepreneurship, multilingual competence has been placed among the objectives of education systems in many developed and developing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, English (Second Language), French
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Lo-Philip, Stephanie Wing Yan; Park, Joseph Sung-Yul – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
In any language education program, there are both commonalities and divergences in the ways in which students negotiate and form their identities. While work on bilingual education has revealed important similarities that students come to share, fewer studies have focused on explaining variation. In this paper, we explore individual differences by…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Mandarin Chinese, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Gao, Yihong; Jia, Zengyan; Zhou, Yan – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
Combining psychological and social perspectives and using mixed methods, this 4-year longitudinal study examined the EFL learning and self-identity development of about 1,000 students from 5 universities in Beijing, China. The self-designed questionnaire, administered 5 times during the 4 years, consisted of 7 identity categories of identity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Longitudinal Studies
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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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McCarty, Teresa L. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
Drawing on the work of Philip Deloria (2004) and recent explorations of "American Indian languages in unexpected places" (Webster & Peterson, 2011a), this article challenges received expectations of Native American languages and language users as "rural" and physically distant and of "urban" Indigenous language…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, American Indians, American Indian Languages, Ethnography
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Vandrick, Stephanie – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
English language educators are often advocates for social justice and often focus on learners' identities, such as their race, gender, and ethnicity; however, they tend not to employ a social class lens in analyzing students, teachers, classrooms, and institutions. Yet social class plays a significant, if unacknowledged, role in the field.…
Descriptors: Role, Social Class, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Giroir, Shannon – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
This paper reports on the findings of a multiple case study to show how 3 women constructed meaning around the processes of L2 learning and migration and (re)constructed identities through their participation in new communities of practice (CoPs). Data sources include formal classroom observations, in-depth interviews, and the participants'…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Personal Narratives, Self Concept, Case Studies
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Steinbach, Marilyn; Kazarloga, Viktoria – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
This study explores the attitudes and identities of future ESL teachers in a 4-year teacher education program in a regional university in Québec, Canada. We describe the sociopolitical context of learning English in Québec and explain studies describing the position of nonnative-speakers who teach English in various political and geographical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Briscoe, Felecia M. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
This critical discourse analysis focuses upon the discursive construction of Latino English language learners (ELL) identity within a Texas neoliberal schooling context. Qualitative content analysis was used to examine the construction of Latino ELL identities in the discourses of Texas school leaders practicing under the aegis of neoliberal…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Discourse Analysis
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