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Christiansen, M. Sidury – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
This article examines Facebook conversations between members of a transnational social network of US- and Mexico-born English/Spanish bilinguals. Extending Bourdieu's theory of language and symbolic power, the article uses the framework of language ideologies to explore how members establish identity and membership differently depending on whether…
Descriptors: Social Media, Telecommunications, Bilingualism, Spanish
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Sim, Jasmine B.-Y. – Educational Review, 2012
Elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew maintains that a society ruled by elites is necessary to provide for high growth and social progress. Elitism conjures a class divide; an ongoing concern is a disconnection between elite and the citizens it has to represent. In the tradition of political socialization, and using the case study approach, this article…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Socialization, Global Approach, Ideology
MacQuarrie, Colleen; Murnaghan, Donna; MacLellan, Debbie – Qualitative Report, 2008
The intervention potential of physical activity programs for intermediate schools (grades 7-9), could be enhanced by an understanding of how students engage with and disengage from physical activity. This study provides an interpretation of how adolescents, parents, teachers, and principals perceive students' involvement in physical activity…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, School Culture, Physical Activity Level, Ideology
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Shane, Erik; Maldonado, Nancy L.; Lacey, Candace H.; Thompson, Steve D. – Journal of School Choice, 2008
Some parents choose to send their children to military-style boarding schools for a variety of reasons. Abundant scholarly literature addresses traditional boarding schools. Far less is available addressing the choice of military boarding schools as an educational option. This qualitative study investigates why parents send their sons to military…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, College Preparation, Boarding Schools, Ideology
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Matthews, Dona; Kitchen, Julian – Journal of School Choice, 2007
School-within-a-school programs are an alternative school choice that can provide differentiated learning opportunities for academically gifted students, but they are often politically contentious. In a recent study, we interviewed 530 students and teachers in gifted and regular streams in three publicly funded secondary schools with different…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Academically Gifted, Special Programs, Advanced Placement Programs