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Diniz de Figueiredo, Eduardo Henrique – Language and Education, 2011
The present study investigated how nonnative English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) working in K-12 schools in the United States perceive their identities in relation to the school environment and its norms, their coworkers and administrators and the students and their families. Specific attention was given to the teachers' concerns prior to arrival…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Multilingualism, Language Role, Educational Environment
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Junqueira, Eduardo S. – Language and Education, 2008
This article presents the contextualised interpretive analysis of communicative practices (artefacts including a song and a comic strip) developed by economically disadvantaged secondary students from two Brazilian public schools. Students' uses of standard and popular languages stretch and problematise social and cultural constructions about what…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Sociocultural Patterns, High School Students, Economically Disadvantaged
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Braga, Denise Bertoli – Language and Education, 2007
This paper discusses a teaching experience developed in the context of Brazilian higher education, which had as its central goal developing critical social awareness through digital literacy teaching. The discussion begins with an explanation of a Neo-Gramscian approach to critical literacy education, contextualising this perspective within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Teaching Experience, Literacy Education
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Mutonyi, Harriet; Norton, Bonny – Language and Education, 2007
In this end piece, the authors argue that while this special issue shifts debates on the digital divide to address students' capacity to use Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for productive social purposes, access to ICT remains a major challenge in countries like Uganda, in which less than 1% of the population has access to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Gender Differences, Information Technology
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Bartlett, Lesley – Language and Education, 2005
This paper aims to contribute a sociocultural theoretical perspective for the creative identity work involved in the ongoing process of learning and using literacies. Drawing on anthropological theories of identity formation, I argue that people employ cultural resources, such as cultural artefacts, to develop new identities and literacies. I…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Literacy Education, Identification, Cultural Influences
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Cavalcanti, Marilda C. – Language and Education, 2004
School education among Rainforest native Brazilians is alien to their traditional indigenous education. At first, schooling was imposed by the dominant society, later it became their choice, today it is their right as entitled by the 1988 Brazilian Constitution. "En route" towards self-determination, some of these native peoples, i.e.…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Ethnocentrism, Literacy Education, Self Actualization