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Sung, Chit Cheung Matthew – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
This article reports on a case study of a Hong Kong undergraduate student's lived experiences of second language (L2) investments and identities across different contexts, including inside and outside the classroom on the university campus, in the professional workplace, and during study abroad. Findings indicate that the student's differential L2…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, Context Effect
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Choi, Tat Heung – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article examines how educational transitions in Hong Kong are concurrently classed processes and practices, and how learner identity is developed and negotiated in an education system that prizes English as capital. Through the lens of habitus, the connected but distinct autobiographical accounts suggest that the stronger the insulation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Personal Narratives, Identification (Psychology)
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Yuen, Celeste Y. M.; Leung, Cheung-Shing Sam – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Investigations into the role of religiosity among Muslim youth have been undertaken mainly by international scholars in the West. To fill the knowledge gap, we use original qualitative data to examine empirically an under-research area of belonging and identity of the new generation of Muslim youth in Hong Kong. The narratives review lives of…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Aspiration, Muslims, Immigrants
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Gao, Fang – Gender and Education, 2018
Research on university-educated Muslim women in different cultural contexts has displayed an intricate and paradoxical connection between experiences of higher education and identity mediation. A traditional model conceptualizes Muslim female university students as 'rebels' against their heritage religion and culture. Recent developments in the…
Descriptors: Muslims, Females, College Students, Identification (Psychology)
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Sung, Chit Cheung Matthew – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2016
This paper reports on the findings of a qualitative study which investigated a group of English as a second language (ESL) university students' perceptions of their global identities in intercultural English as a lingua franca (ELF) communication at an international university in Hong Kong. Drawing on data collected via in-depth interviews and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, College Students
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Gu, Mingyue Michelle; Mak, Barley; Qu, Xiaoyuan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This article explores how ethnic minority students in Hong Kong secondary schools discursively construct their identities in relation to culture, heritage, and social discourse. It finds that the ethnic minority students negotiate their identities within multiple positioning from parents, school, and the broader social discourse on minority…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Minority Group Students, Secondary School Students
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Kuah-Pearce, Khun Eng; Fong, Yiu-Chak – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
This paper explores the construction of local and national identities among secondary school students in post-colonial Hong Kong. As a Chinese society that has undergone a prolonged period of British colonial rule, the reunification of capitalist Hong Kong with the motherland under socialism in 1997 has set the context for a negotiation of…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy
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Gu, Michelle Mingyue – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2011
This study uses discourse theory to explore the teaching identities of a group of mainland Chinese pre-service teachers of English in a teacher education institute in Hong Kong. Exploring how the teaching identities are discursively constructed, the study reaches two conclusions. First, that the pre-service teachers negotiate their own positions…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Identification (Psychology)
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Cheung, Hoi Yan – Journal of In-service Education, 2008
A teacher professional identity scale was developed for Hong Kong in-service teachers to measure the professional identity of teachers. Most studies of professional identity have been qualitative. The present study tried to examine this important concept using a quantitative method. Based on various studies, one of the ways of understanding the…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Identification (Psychology)
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Bodycott, Peter – Journal of International Students, 2015
Co-national groups of individuals from the same country can provide members with psychological and sociocultural support when coping with the stresses of studying abroad. This article examines intragroup task and relationship conflict that occurred in one co-national group during a 14-week short-term study abroad program. Findings reveal the…
Descriptors: Conflict, Study Abroad, Foreign Students, Coping
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Luk-Fong, Yuk Yee Pattie; Brennan, Marie – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
In a time of mass schooling in most parts of the world, the discourse of the "woman primary teacher" is often the subject of discourse. Yet most stories of these women teachers emerge from other (Western) contexts, with little known about how changing education processes affect the gendered identities of women in other cultural settings.…
Descriptors: Females, Asian Culture, Foreign Countries, Women Faculty
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Lai, Mee Ling – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2011
As it entered the second decade of the postcolonial era, Hong Kong had undergone significant socio-economic changes which had impacted students' perceptions of cultural identity and their language attitudes. This study, conducted in 2009, reports on an investigation into the related perceptions of the postcolonial generation who grew up in Hong…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes, Official Languages, Foreign Countries
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Trent, John; Gao, Xuesong – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
A teacher shortage in Hong Kong in core subjects, such as English, has led to interest in the recruitment and retention of second-career teachers. Drawing upon Wenger's (1998) theory of identity formation and using data from interviews with eight second-career English language teachers in Hong Kong, this paper explores how second-career teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Foreign Countries, Teacher Recruitment, English (Second Language)
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Lee, Wincy Wing Sze – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The concept of the associate degree is new to the Hong Kong tertiary education system. Public discussion and research have focused much on the policy and operational aspects of this tier, but empirical efforts to examine associate degree students' learning experiences and how it relates to the policy are relatively sparse. The present study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Associate Degrees, Two Year College Students, Student Attitudes
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Suen, Yiu Tung – Higher Education Research and Development, 2015
Increasingly, the importance of reflexivity has been acknowledged in higher education research. In this paper, I reflect on my experience of researching lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) university students in Hong Kong. The focus is not on the findings that emerge from the in-depth interviews conducted per se, but on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Research Methodology, College Students
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