ERIC Number: EJ1105275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
Self-Reflexive Inquiry into Language Use and Beliefs: Toward More Expansive Language Ideologies
Banes, Leslie C.; Martínez, Danny C.; Athanases, Steven Z.; Wong, Joanna W.
International Multilingual Research Journal, v10 n3 p168-187 2016
The pedagogical innovation of this study is self-reflexive inquiry into language, culture, and identity. This work was conducted in a course on Cultural Diversity and Education serving 76 culturally and linguistically diverse undergraduate students, many of whom planned to become teachers. Through analysis of a Personal Language Inventory and other assignments and surveys, we surface the range of beliefs these diverse students hold about language, prompted by reflective activities, including the impact of their experiences with linguicism and the tensions and variations they report on dominant language ideologies. We highlight potential openings for transformation and argue that a deep understanding of the often-unexposed language ideologies of potential teachers before and as they enter teacher preparation programs is a necessary first step toward developing coursework and experiences that will help guide them toward more expansive views of language. Such expansive views may impact future teachers' practices and student learning opportunities, particularly important in classrooms of linguistically diverse learners.
Descriptors: Language Usage, Undergraduate Students, Cultural Pluralism, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes, Course Descriptions, Second Language Learning, Cultural Differences, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education, Instructional Innovation, Standard Spoken Usage, Power Structure, English (Second Language), Academic Discourse, Student Surveys, Likert Scales
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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