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Naqvi, Rahat; Carey, Jennifer; Cummins, Jim; Altidor-Brooks, Alison – TESOL in Context, 2015
This paper describes a qualitative study conducted over the course of one school year in an ethnically diverse school. Aimed at exploring the conditions under which parents of low socioeconomic status (SES) immigrant-background children will engage actively with the school, we involved parents and facilitators in story-telling sessions, sharing…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Parent Participation, Self Concept, Academic Achievement
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Xuan, Pham Thi Thanh – TESOL in Context, 2014
Few studies have focused on the identity formation of non-native English speaking teachers (NNESTs) as legitimate speakers and teachers of English. Drawing on Norton's (2000) poststructuralist theory of identity as a process of struggling and changing, this study examined whether and how Asian international students studying for a Masters in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Williams, Alan; Setijadi-Dunn, Charlotte – TESOL in Context, 2011
There has been increasing interest recently in the way that additional language learners' identities are affected and changed by their experiences in developing proficiency in another language. In the case of migrants, this is also affected by familiarity with their new country and language, and their transition into life in a new social and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Familiarity, Foreign Countries, Cultural Context
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Pennington, Gill – TESOL in Context, 2009
The power of storytelling is universal. Throughout history, and throughout the world, communities have gathered together their stories as a way of making meaning from their experiences and of making connections between themselves. This paper examines the role stories play in helping us to identify ourselves as cultural beings and it describes how…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Story Telling, Learning Activities, Second Language Learning