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ERIC Number: EJ827825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
The Multilayered Character of Newcomers' Academic Identities: Somali Female High-School Students in a US School
Oikonomidoy, Eleni
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v7 n1 p23-39 Mar 2009
Drawing from the findings of a qualitative study with female refugee high school students from Somalia in the US, this paper attempts to provide a window to understanding the multilayered character of newcomer students' academic identity construction. The students' micro-level processes of creating spaces for belonging at school are linked to their macro-level extra-educational connections at the societal and global levels. The framework presented attempts to sensitise educators to increase their attention to the global-socio-cultural contexts of education and strive to create spaces within schools for the recognition and facilitation of students' complex identities. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Somalia