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ERIC Number: EJ1126088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8431
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
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