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Catalano, Theresa; Fox, Jill; Vandeyar, Saloshna – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
Much research is available that details student experiences of immigration and adaptation to receiving countries and schools, but few studies analyze the metaphors used by immigrant students (IS) when talking about the immigration experience, or offer a comparative lens through which to view identity negotiation in two very different contexts. The…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Immigration, Self Concept, International Education
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Klapwijk, Nanda; Van der Walt, Christa – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
This article investigates university students' attitudes and perceptions about language in a multilingual country where most instruction is in English and annual national literacy results have been declining for at least 15 years. Despite this decline, English seems to be entrenched as the language of instruction, and at university it seems a…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, College Students, Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes
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Leibowitz, Brenda – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
This article begins with a critique of dominant approaches to language policy in education that are based on the notion of "rights" and "peoples." It makes the case for an approach that is based on the tripartite view of social justice, as articulated by Nancy Fraser. This view of social justice sees a complementary…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Educational Policy
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Parkinson, Jean; Crouch, Alison – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2011
This article reports on a study of language and cultural identity of mother-tongue Zulu students at an English-medium South African university. The data consist of focus group interviews, questionnaires, and student opinions in essays. Findings include a strong identification of the participants with the Zulu language and Zulu culture, and a view…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Interviews, Foreign Countries