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Maeder-Qian, Jingyue – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
The goal of this article is to examine intercultural experiences and the cultural identity reconstruction of Chinese international students in Germany by focusing on their cultural learning, and use of multiple languages including English as a lingua franca (ELF), German and Chinese. Three rounds of individual interviews over 1 year were conducted…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Chronaki, Anna; Kollosche, David – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2019
Although many scholars in the field of mathematics education are aware that identity discourses are highly political, research in the field usually lacks a framework theoretically and methodologically to address the political dimension of identity research. Based on Laclau and Mouffe's discourse theory and the case of a female secondary school…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Secondary School Students, Self Concept, Females
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Borschel, Elisabeth; Zimmermann, Julia; Crocetti, Elisabetta; Meeus, Wim; Noack, Peter; Neyer, Franz J. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Residential mobility--the change of residence within a country--is a pervasive phenomenon in 21st century societies, with the peak clearly being in young adulthood. Placing the self in geographical space has now become a major challenge for young adults, making region a key identity domain. Little is known, however, about the correlates of…
Descriptors: Mobility, Place of Residence, Self Concept, Longitudinal Studies
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McGregor, Janice; Fernandez, Julieta – Modern Language Journal, 2019
The present study takes a reflexive approach to the analysis of coordinated identity work in qualitative interviews in 2 study abroad (SA) contexts, Argentina and Germany. To do this, the authors bring together 2 autoethnographic projects and take a collaborative approach (Chang, Ngunjiri, & Hernandez, 2013; Lapadat, 2017) to the analysis of…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Qualitative Research, Self Concept, Cross Cultural Studies
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Seiffge-Krenke, Inge; Haid, Marja-Lena – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2012
In this chapter, we review identity development in German youth as well as the impact of German cultural history on difficulties in developing a sense of national identity. Current socioeconomic and political contexts, such as instability of labor markets and prolonged transitions to work and partnership, are likely to affect identity development.…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Cultural Influences, Young Adults, Social Networks
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Pohling, Rico; Diessner, Rhett; Strobel, Anja – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2018
Experiencing the moral emotions of gratitude and moral elevation are responses to witnessing virtuous deeds of others. Both emotions have been found to share similar features and behavioral consequences, including the stimulation of personal development. The broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions indicates that gratitude and elevation…
Descriptors: Role, Moral Values, Self Concept, Individual Development
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Baudson, Tanja Gabriele; Ziemes, Johanna Fee – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
Identity formation is particularly challenging for stigmatized minorities. The minority stress model (MSM) posits that both negative stereotypes and their internalization represent stressors. There is evidence that this applies to the gifted, too. However, their status is ambiguous, given that both negative and positive stereotypes exist.…
Descriptors: Gifted, Self Concept, Regression (Statistics), Minority Groups
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Healy, Mary; Richardson, Mary – European Educational Research Journal, 2017
The European Framework for Key Competences (2006) promotes a shared European identity as a priority for assuring a cohesive future for the European Union (EU), yet the development of a discrete European identity remains acutely contentious, with critics claiming it is too shallow to support the bonds of solidarity needed to engender and support a…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Self Concept, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development
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Walker, Ute – Distance Education, 2017
This article examines the discursive construction of social presence and identity in a bilingual collaboration between tertiary distance learners of German in New Zealand and Academic English students in Germany. Drawing on positioning theory, this small-scale study investigated the collaborative practices of a group of students, whose synchronous…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperative Learning
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Schneider, Jens – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2018
In public discourse in Germany, identity is widely constructed along the juxtaposition of two categories: "German"--defined primordially in ethnic terms--and "migrant" or "of migration background." But most urban schools today consist of a majority of children with such "non-German" backgrounds, while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrants, Immigrants, Adolescents
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Busch, Holger; Hofer, Jan – Journal of Adolescence, 2011
Little is known about whether ego identity statuses have the same developmental concomitants in different cultural contexts. Thus, 159 German and 158 Cameroonian Nso adolescents aged 15-18 were recruited to test if associations between identity and generativity (i.e. the desire to create a positive legacy) and prosocial behavior (i.e. helpful and…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Self Concept, Adolescents, Cultural Context
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Sharma, Bal Krishna – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
This study presents an analysis of a Nepali comedian's dialect stylization in a stand-up comedy show performed for the diasporic Nepali community in Bochum, Germany. The analysis shows that through creative deployment of diverse linguistic practices of Nepali speakers, the comedian, Manoj Gajurel, engages in important identity work both in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dialects, Language Usage, Language Styles
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Bouchereau Bauer, Eurydice; Guerrero, Beatriz; Hornberg, Sabine; Bos, Wilfried – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
In this article we propose that teaching/learning is a process that involves world knowledge, identity, and future construction of oneself. The goal of this qualitative research paper is to document the experiences of 2 fourth-grade students with immigration backgrounds in Germany. Using a poststructuralist approach to language and identity, we…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Self Concept, German, Second Language Learning
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Bilecen, Basak – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2013
Drawing on the literature on international student experiences and identities, this study discusses theories of identity from a social constructionist perspective. "Identification" is the preferred term to describe a dynamic process through which students negotiate the meaning of their identities in different societies and communities.…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Student Mobility, Foreign Students, Graduate Students
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Savenije, Geerte M.; Brauch, Nicola; Wagner, Wolfgang – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
Teachers of history will sooner or later encounter issues that are met with disbelief, protest, or feelings of discomfort by the pupils. This special issue aims to contribute to the field of research into teaching sensitive and controversial issues in history by integrating historical, educational and socio-psychological perspectives and theories.…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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