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ERIC Number: EJ989906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-0826-435X
Linguistic Identities and Experiences of Generation 1.5 Teacher Candidates: Race Matters
Faez, Farahnaz
TESL Canada Journal, v29 spec iss 6 p124-141 2012
This article recounts the experiences of six Generation 1.5 teacher candidates (TCs) as they grapple with the significance of their racial identity in asserting their native-English-speaking status. A one-year qualitative case study, it draws on critical race theory and positioning theory to elucidate how native-English-speaking status is linked to levels of language proficiency and country of birth as well as to individuals' race. Whereas Generation 1.5 non-white teacher candidates' discourses reveal instances of marginalization and racism, discourses of white Generation 1.5 teacher candidates express privilege and acceptance. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada