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Teng, Mark Feng – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Existing research on learner identity stresses a need to explore how the way one perceives oneself as an EFL learner has impacts on his or her investment in the endeavor to learn English. Likewise, examining the factors that influence identity and investment in EFL learning is also essential. In the present study, data were triangulated to explore…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Dong, Jie – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This article investigates the identity construction process of China's rural-urban migrant children through analyses of their discourses and of their use of language. Rural children have relocated to the urban centers with their parents on a massive scale over the past decades as China has undergone rapid economic changes. Many migrant children…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Rural to Urban Migration, Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis
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Jia, Fanli; Krettenauer, Tobias; Li, Lihong – Journal of Moral Education, 2019
Albeit the moral identity construct has gained a pivotal status in moral psychology, previous research largely neglected cultural differences. The present study investigated moral identity from a cross-cultural perspective by comparing Western (Canadian) and Eastern (Chinese) cultures in three different contexts: family, school and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Moral Values
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Mingfang, Zhu; Qi, Wang – Higher Education Studies, 2018
From "God's favored person" to "ordinary worker", college students become indifferent to life and addicted to web gaming because they face a rapid devaluation of college student identity in China. At the same time, MOOC and other online learning resources are bringing students better personal learning environment and requiring…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Self Concept, Online Courses
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Yihan, Xiong – Chinese Education & Society, 2017
The author applies a textual analysis and case study of two dramatic events in rural migrant children's lives: following their parents to cities and returning to the countryside with volunteers. The author finds (1) early life experience holds special importance by differentiating migrant workers' children into "one-and-a-half…
Descriptors: Migrant Children, Migrant Workers, Rural Urban Differences, Foreign Countries
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Jing, Wang – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
"Emotion" is a key to exploring the relationship between contemporary popular music and youths. In reality, youths exercise the identity construction centering on self-identity by the unconscious use of ritualization towards popular music (cultures). The article analyzes the conversion in identity construction of youths in the course of…
Descriptors: Music, Music Appreciation, Foreign Countries, Youth
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Lai, Angel Hor Yan; Chui, Cheryl Hiu-Kwan; Wong, Kin-Yu; Chan, Cecilia Lai Wan – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
To enhance the academic achievements of Yi ethnic minority youths in rural school settings, the authors examined the effect of classmate support and the meditating role of ethnic identity in promoting their academic motivation. Cross-sectional survey data were collected from Yi youths sponsored by a philanthropic organization to attend local…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Ethnicity, Self Concept, Academic Achievement
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Yuan, Zhenjie; Li, Xia – SAGE Open, 2019
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability and construct validity of the Ethnic Identity, National Identity, and Perception of Social Mobility Scale in China. The data for this study were collected in 2014 and 2016, from one middle school in China. The school deployed a Chinese ethnic minority education policy, aimed at cultivating…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Social Mobility, Self Concept, Factor Structure
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Liu, Wei – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Learning a second language involves the development of an identity in the target language. This study is an autobiographical narrative inquiry into the issue of identity in a foreign language. Autobiographical accounts of my relationship with, and my feelings about, English at different stages in my learning journey are developed to show how my…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Second Language Learning, Personal Narratives, Asians
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Xu, Cora Lingling; Yang, Miaoyan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
This article explores the impact of educational mobilities on the ethnic identity construction of minority students in China. Adopting 'temporality' as an analytical tool, the article highlights the dynamic temporal multiplicity in ethnic identity construction by comparing longitudinal in-depth interviews of a Mongolian student and a Tibetan…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Minority Group Students, Self Concept, Comparative Analysis
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Ye, Juyan; Zhao, Di – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate how three Chinese teachers developed their teacher identities in a reform context. Drawing upon data from a larger social historical study, the work-life narratives of the three teachers at different stages of their careers were used as case studies to showcase three types of teacher identity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Professional Identity, Case Studies
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Young, Jennifer T.; Natrajan-Tyagi, Rajeswari; Platt, Jason J. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2015
Study abroad is one aspect of global movement that connects individuals of diverse backgrounds. Individuals studying abroad are proffered to negotiate self-identity when they confront novelty and new contexts. This study chose to use the qualitative method of phenomenological interviews to examine how individuals experience themselves and others…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Study Abroad, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology
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Hung, Cheng-Yu – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The national curriculum reformers, regarded as members of the social elites and intellectuals, projected their vision of identity onto the curriculum which they constructed and influenced the next generation's national consciousness. In the tangled relationship between politics and education, the selection of the reformers in a sense dictates the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, National Curriculum, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
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Gross, Zehavit; Rutland, Suzanne D. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
The aim of the research is to investigate a Montessori pedagogic approach, enabling a Jewish school to be part of the Chinese international-school system, while fostering Jewish identity. We conducted semistructured interviews with principals (2), teachers (8), parents (12), and students (10) and recorded class observations (8) over two visits.…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Judaism
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Wei, Bing; Chen, Nan – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
In this study, a sociocultural perspective was adopted to understand the interplay between identity and agency in a context of science education reform in China. The manifestation of agency and the interaction between identity and agency were examined with two beginning science teachers teaching with practical work in high school. As part of this…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Science Instruction
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