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Isik-Ercan, Zeynep – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2014
This qualitative case study utilized hybridity theory, particularly the notion of third spaces, to investigate the ways Turkish immigrants (18 parents and 15 children) negotiate culture, identity, and schooling in the midwestern United States. Data were collected through in-depth interviews, observations, and artifacts, and analyzed using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Flessner, Ryan – Educational Action Research, 2009
Building on work in the area of third space theory, this study documents one teacher's efforts to create third spaces in an elementary mathematics classroom. In an attempt to link the worlds of theory and practice, I examine how the work of other theorists and researchers--inside and outside the field of education--can create new lenses for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods, Educational Theories
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Zhou, Vivien Xiaowei; Pilcher, Nick – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
In this paper, we explore intercultural communication as dialogue occurring in a third space. Through seven students' reflective essays on group-based intercultural learning, we analyse the ever-shifting communicative space that interlocutors produce through negotiating the meanings of difference and power and their dialogic relations with the…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Ethics, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism
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Moreno-Morilla, Celia; Guzmán-Simón, Fernando; García-Jiménez, Eduardo – British Educational Research Journal, 2019
Primary school children develop literacy practices in various domains and situations in everyday life. This study focused on the analysis of literacy practices of children aged 8-12 years from the perspective of their families. 1,843 families participated in the non-experimental explanatory study. The children in these families speak Spanish as a…
Descriptors: Literacy, Elementary School Students, Spanish, Native Language
Ramlal, Sasha R. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This dissertation explored how identities of students and a teacher in a first grade classroom were co-constructed through various literacy practices and within a third space. Drawing on research that documented the strong connection between literacy and identity and its socio-cultural connections, this qualitative study incorporates ethnographic…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Literacy, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students
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Chase, Elizabeth – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2018
This article shares alternative conceptions of time in a qualitative study about the schooling experiences of teenage mothers. The counternarratives of three women of color are presented as alternatives for understanding temporally restricted discourses of achievement in high school. Using third space theory as a lens for understanding the…
Descriptors: Early Parenthood, Females, Academic Achievement, Student Diversity
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Harman, Ruth M.; Khote, Nihal – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2018
The authors explore the theoretical and pedagogical premises of their critical systemic functional linguistics approach, which they developed to challenge the deficit positioning of bilingual students in the Southeast of the United States. As multilingual educators from postcolonial Ireland and India, the theoretical framework has helped the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Immigration, Social Differences, Academic Discourse
Wilcoxen, Christina L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
With an increased focus on field-based preparation, the relationship between P12 school districts and universities has been forced to change with little or no support to create effective third space environments. The complexity of the student teaching experience is compounded by the need for redefined roles, the lack of a common lexicon and the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Student Teachers
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Aaen, Janus; Dalsgaard, Christian – Learning, Media and Technology, 2016
The paper examines educational potentials of "Facebook" groups that are created and managed by students without any involvement from teachers. The objective is to study student-managed "Facebook" groups as a "third space" between the institutional space of teacher-managed "Facebook" groups and the…
Descriptors: Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Environment, Technology Uses in Education
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Martin, Susan D.; Snow, Jennifer L.; Franklin Torrez, Cheryl A. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
Using theoretical conceptions of third space and hybrid teacher education, the authors engaged in a collaborative self-study of their practices as university-based teacher educators working in student teaching partnership settings. The authors sought to understand ways in which hybrid teacher educators foster and mediate relationships to work…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Mentors, Teacher Educators
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Fitts, Shanan – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2009
This study examined the ways that 5th graders and their teachers constructed third spaces in bilingual and bicultural communities of practice in a dual-language school. Students and teachers used students' funds of knowledge to connect with and transform academic tasks and discourses and to create third spaces. In transformational third spaces,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Grade 5, Teacher Student Relationship, Bilingualism
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Batsleer, Janet; Andersson, Björn; Liljeholm Hansson, Susanne; Lütgens, Jessica; Mengilli, Yagmur; Pais, Alexandre; Pohl, Axel; Wissö, Therése – European Educational Research Journal, 2018
Drawing on research in progress in the Partispace project we make a case for the recognition of the importance of non-formal spaces in response to young refugees across three different national contexts: Frankfurt in Germany; Gothenburg in Sweden; and Manchester in the UK. It is argued that recognition of local regulation and national controls of…
Descriptors: Refugees, Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Democracy
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Di Stefano, Marialuisa; Camicia, Steven P. – Education Sciences, 2018
Inclusion is a fundamental aspect of social studies education in general and democratic education in particular. Inclusion is especially important when we consider the possibilities for transnational civic culture and education. The theoretical framework of this study is based upon concepts of positionality, identity, and belonging as they are…
Descriptors: Civics, Bilingualism, Teaching Methods, Self Concept
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Gupta, Amita – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
In rapidly globalizing systems of schooling around the world, economic considerations have led to a push to impose neoliberal reforms in the field of education. Under this influence early childhood education and teacher education in Asia have increasingly become positioned as regulated markets governed by neoliberal policies, leading to peak…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Global Approach, Privatization, Qualitative Research
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Ikeda, Cathy Kanoelani – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
The work that we do and how we do that work is formed through our view of the world, shaped within our own ways of knowing and prioritized by the needs of people and the lessons of place. This article illustrates what one educational policy, filtered through one way of knowing, and prioritized by the needs of people and place looks like in higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Inclusion, Culturally Relevant Education
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