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De Korne, Haley; Byram, Michael; Fleming, Michael – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2007
As contact between cultures continues to increase, the impact that this has on cultural identity and belonging is unclear. Cross-cultural or bicultural identification remains a relatively unexplored phenomenon. Is it possible, natural or potentially good to have an identity rooted in more than one culture? If so, how is cross-cultural identity…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Interviews, Biculturalism, Immigrants
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Byram, Michael – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1986
Discusses the school's contribution to the transmission of cultural heritage, focusing on curriculum content rather than on language issues. The kind of conceptual framework within which overt and hidden curriculum analysis might be carried out is suggested. (SED)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education Programs, Educational Policy, Ethnic Groups
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Byram, Michael – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1988
Contrasts two perceptions of bilingualism in German-speaking minorities in a Danish and a Belgian community. Considerable attention is given to the tension which exists between the maintenance of the minority's cultural identity and the realization of individual lifestyles and goals. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Community Attitudes, Cultural Background, Danish
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Sondergaard, Bent; Byram, Michael – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1986
Discusses the role played by German schools in Denmark in the maintenance of the minority's identity and describes those constraints and tensions which are due to the symbolic value of German. The interrelationship of pedagogical problems and potential solutions with the perceptions fundamental to the minority group's identity are highlighted.…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Problems, Educational Policy