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ERIC Number: EJ954732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Imaginative Geographies: Identity, Difference, and English as the Language of Instruction in a Mexican University Program
Torres-Olave, Blanca Minerva
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v63 n3 p317-335 Mar 2012
This article explores the "geographies of difference" at LI-NSU, a Mexican university program where English is the predominant language of instruction. The interactions between LI-NSU students and students from other programs are marked by themes of national identity and symbolically charged views of English, creating a contested "poetics of space" within the classroom and beyond. The article questions the impact that English-only classrooms may have on student identity in contexts where English is not the official or dominant language.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico