ERIC Number: EJ1126088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Finding Diego: A Bilingual Student Integrates School, Language, and Identity
Danzak, Robin L.; Wilkinson, Louise C.
Journal of Latinos and Education, v16 n1 p51-64 2017
This article presents a mixed-methods case study of Diego, a bilingual teen who completed public school in Florida. During adolescence, Diego negotiated multiple identities: successful student, Mexican American, bilingual, and typical U.S. teenager. Diego provided interviews and bilingual (English/Spanish) writing (narrative/expository) in 2008 (at age 12, Grade 6) and in 2012 (at age 16, Grade 10). A qualitative analysis of his interviews and a quantitative linguistic analysis of his writing reveal central elements of Diego's language development as related to academic English and identity. Educational implications for working with bilingual adolescents are discussed.
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Identification (Psychology), Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies, Interviews, Language Acquisition, English for Academic Purposes, Adolescent Development, Student Development, English Language Learners, Hispanic American Students, Language Proficiency, Writing Achievement, Writing Improvement, Family Influence, Family School Relationship, Secondary School Students, Writing Tests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
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