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ERIC Number: EJ1075025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1523-5882
Multimodal Self-Authoring across Bi/Multilingual Educator and Student Learning Spaces
Valdez, Verónica E.; Omerbašic, Delila
Bilingual Research Journal, v38 n2 p228-247 2015
Drawing on sociocultural perspectives, this article illustrates the potential for extending figured worlds through cultural artifacts. Using thematic and multimodal analysis, the authors first compare how spaces of authoring were produced in two professional development settings: Proyecto Bilingüe and Critical Education Studies. Following one educator from each of these settings into a classroom and into digital spaces respectively, the authors then compare the multimodal cultural artifacts--journey boxes and "digital iJourneys"--produced by their bi/multilingual students. The findings show the importance of producing spaces of authoring for identity negotiations and the role multimodal cultural artifacts play in embracing memories and lived experiences across figured worlds for both students and educators. Implications for teacher educators and bilingual teachers are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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