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ERIC Number: EJ783002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0898-5898
Bilingual Literacies, Social Identification, and Educational Trajectories
Bartlett, Lesley
Linguistics and Education: An International Research Journal, v18 n3-4 p215-231 Win 2007
In this article, I examine how transnational students' educational trajectories are shaped by social relations and identity formation as developed in part through the medium of school-based bilingual literacy practices. By examining the educational trajectory of one young woman at an unusual, bilingual high school, I demonstrate that, in critical social interactions across classroom contexts, the student drew upon the locally defined model of school success to position herself--and be positioned--as a successful student through bilingual literacy practices. As her identity as a good student "thickened" over time, it shaped her opportunities for learning spoken and written English as well as other elements of the curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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