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Taira, Kazufumi; Yamauchi, Lois A. – Journal of International Students, 2018
After Japan's annexation in 1879, Okinawa came under the unprecedented influence of Japanization. This research examined how learning in Hawai'i influenced the Okinawan sense of identity of 11 Okinawan students. Grounded theory analysis of interview transcripts indicated that students became more conscious as Okinawan through encounters and…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Foreign Students, Asians, Hawaiians
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Liu, Qiang; Turner, David – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2018
This article reviews the history of international mobility of students from China to other countries over the century and a half from 1870 to the present day. Different motivations, goals, courses, and knowledge are considered, together with how the purposes of individuals have matched national policy. Implications for the future development in a…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Study Abroad, Self Concept, Nationalism
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Berman, Steven L.; You, Yu-Fang; Schwartz, Seth; Teo, Grace; Mochizuki, Kohei – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2011
This study tested cross cultural measurement equivalence of three identity constructs by testing the factor invariance among participants from four nations. Data from measures of identity exploration, commitment, and distress were collected from university students in Mainland China (n = 85), Taiwan (n = 117), Japan (n = 117), and the United…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Validity, Global Approach, Measures (Individuals)
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Liu, Laura Blythe; Ye, Juyan – Teacher Development, 2019
Global experiences are a significant form of professional development for teacher education faculty preparing teachers to support twenty-first-century diverse classrooms. This case study examined the international professional development (IPD) experiences of teacher education faculty at a Chinese university as involving personal-professional,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Global Approach, Teacher Educators, Confucianism
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Kitano, Chika; Mills, Daniel; Kohyama, Megumi –, 2019
This chapter describes an inquiry into how Japanese university students who have participated in study-abroad negotiate their identity on Social Networking Sites (SNSs) when interacting informally in English with non-Japanese interlocutors. SNSs provide a unique opportunity for English language learners to practise their skills in an informal…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Social Networks, College Students, English (Second Language)
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Okada, Yusuke – Classroom Discourse, 2015
For language teachers who are concerned about referring to their own and students' identities other than in the roles of "teacher" and "student" in the classroom, this conversation analytic study aims to give insights into the use of identity. Detailed analysis of the data of English for a Specific Purpose (ESP) classrooms…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Cultural Differences, English for Special Purposes, Student Role
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Sugimura, Kazumi; Mizokami, Shinichi – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2012
This chapter explores characteristics of identity formation among Japanese adolescents and young adults living in a cultural context where individualism has been increasingly emphasized even while maintaining collectivism. We argue that, to develop a sense of identity in Japanese culture, adolescents and young adults carefully consider others'…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries, Asian Culture
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McKinley, Jim – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2015
This article makes the argument that we need to situate student's academic writing as socially constructed pieces of writing that embody a writer's cultural identity and critical argument. In support, I present and describe a comprehensive model of an original English as a Foreign Language (EFL) writing analytical framework. This article explains…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Academic Discourse, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ellis, Elizabeth M. – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2016
Teacher linguistic identity has so far mainly been researched in terms of whether a teacher identifies (or is identified by others) as a native speaker (NEST) or nonnative speaker (NNEST) (Moussu & Llurda, 2008; Reis, 2011). Native speakers are presumed to be monolingual, and nonnative speakers, although by definition bilingual, tend to be…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Attitudes, Self Concept, Native Speakers
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Sugimura, Kazumi; Shimizu, Noriko – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2011
Identity development in the learning sphere is an important identity-defining issue for Japanese adolescents during the transition from high school to university. The present study reports a preliminary feasibility evaluation of an intervention program designed to facilitate identity formation in the learning sphere. 179 Japanese university…
Descriptors: Intervention, Cooperative Learning, Adolescents, Teaching Methods
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Sugita McEown, Maya; Sawaki, Yasuyo; Harada, Tetsuo – Modern Language Journal, 2017
The study focuses on the role of different theories when considered together in a foreign language other than English (LOTE) context. Specifically, the study examines (a) to what extent influential second language (L2) motivational theories, when integrated, explain motivation to learn LOTEs, and (b) how the powerful status of English in Japan…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Structural Equation Models, Self Concept
Nagatomo, Diane Hawley – Multilingual Matters, 2012
This book contributes to the growing field of EFL teacher identity, which is now recognized to influence numerous aspects of classroom teaching and of student learning. It focuses on an under-researched, and yet highly influential group of teachers that shape English language education in Japan: Japanese university English teachers. In three…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Taira, Kazufumi – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2019
This research examines some modes of Japanization through education in Okinawa where Japanese influences on education have permeated after Japan's annexation. I investigate how a book excerpt entitled "Mizu no Tozai," included in high school textbooks in Okinawa, constructs Japanese identity. "Mizu no Tozai" functions as…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Textbooks, Foreign Countries, High School Students
Koga, Nari – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study was conducted to understand student identities of five Japanese children (the second through sixth grade) and the processes of identity negotiation within their sojourning experiences between Japan and the United States. An increasing number of Japanese elementary students internationally sojourn in today's globalized societies, and…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Language Minorities, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
Wada, Tazuru – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study is a qualitative inquiry of eight mid-career second language (L2) teachers' identity evolution. These teachers have or had full-time or tenured teaching experience in secondary schools in Japan. Since they were mid- and later career teachers, they have explored their development, what they are now, and why they keep growing.They have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Language Teachers, Experienced Teachers
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