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Ai, Bin – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
In this paper, I narrate highlights of my long process of learning and teaching English as a foreign language in mainland China and Australia, presenting a picture of the practices of learning and teaching English in mainland China from the bottom up. Over the past 50 years, English learners in mainland China, as Gao Yihong has written, have…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Goldwasser, Matthew L. – Democracy & Education, 2016
By establishing a set of theoretical frameworks to view and compare the work of youth organizers and youth commissioners, and through personal interviews, the authors of the paper "Youth Change Agents: Comparing the Sociopolitical Identities of Youth Organizers and Youth Commissioners" presented their explanation of the development of…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Activism, Social Change, Self Concept
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Neale, Joanne; Nettleton, Sarah; Pickering, Lucy – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2011
In this commentary, we critically review the contribution of the sociologist Erving Goffman (1922-1982) to understanding recovery from problem drug use. Previous research has indicated that drug users have a "spoiled identity" and must restore a "normal" or "unspoiled" identity in order to recover. This argument has been linked to Goffman's…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Sociology, Self Concept, Drug Rehabilitation
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Enns, Carolyn Zerbe; Fischer, Ann R. – Counseling Psychologist, 2012
This response to J. D. Yoder, A. F. Snell, and A. Tobias (2012) discusses implications for applying and building on their research findings regarding the complex feminist identifications found in young university women. Based on identity scholarship by women of color, it also discusses the challenges of conceptualizing and studying interactions…
Descriptors: Females, Feminism, College Students, Self Concept
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Philips, Susan U. – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2010
The articles in this issue focus on the collaborative and negotiated construction of identities in interaction. Most of the articles are concerned with the constitution of identities through time in powerful educational and legal institutional contexts. Here the emphasis is on the emergence of new identities being learned by some participants…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Identification, Interaction, Cooperation
Jenlink, Patrick M., Ed; Townes, Faye Hicks, Ed – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2009
The "Struggle for Identity in Today's Schools" examines cultural recognition and the struggle for identity in America's schools. In particular, the contributing authors focus on the recognition and misrecognition as antagonistic cultural forces that work to shape, and at times distort identity. What surfaces throughout the chapters are two lessons…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Parent Participation, Second Language Learning, Parent School Relationship
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Orzeck, Reecia; Craine, James; Dando, Christina; Somdahl-Sands, Katrinka – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2014
In this intervention, four geographers, all of whom have used Jason Dittmer's book, "Popular Culture, Geopolitics, and Identity", in their classes, assess its status as a teaching resource. All have had considerable success using Dittmer's book, alongside other resources, to cultivate critical thinking and critical knowledge…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Self Concept, Intervention, Geography
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Holmes, Leonard – British Educational Research Journal, 2013
This article responds to that by Hinchliffe and Jolly, published in an earlier issue of this journal, exploring graduate identity and employability. Their article espousedly draws upon the conceptualisation of graduate identity, as formulated by this present author. This article argues that Hinchliffe and Jolly have given insufficient attention to…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Self Concept, Graduates, Realism
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Mitchell, Debra Bailey – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
In responding to Murakami and Siegel's "Becoming Bermuda grass" one is led to reflect on one's own practice in what becomes an example of reflexivity. Following the authors' lead of incorporating Deleuze and Guattari's rhizomatic theory and the art form of decalcomania to reflect on practice, discoveries are made regarding the practice…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Plants (Botany), Educational Theories, Middle School Teachers
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Talbot, Brent C. – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2013
This article addresses the intrapersonal aims of music education with specific emphasis on musical identity. For the author, the question "Who am I?" is ingrained, shaped, and experienced by the contexts, relationships, and activities in which people are most deeply invested. Thus, he believes that music education should have mechanisms…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Music, Music Education, College Students
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Ringer, Jeffrey M. – College English, 2013
This essay considers how a male evangelical Christian in a first-year writing (FYW) course at a state university negotiates his identity in his academic writing for a non-Christian audience. It focuses on how "Austin" casuistically stretches a biblical text to accommodate his audience's pluralistic perspective. Austin's writing thus provides a…
Descriptors: Audiences, Religion, Academic Discourse, Biblical Literature
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Spisak, Shannan – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2009
This essay examines the evolution of cosmopolitanism in relation to the individual and the broader scope of society. Cosmopolitanism seeks to affect changes in cultural norms through the cultivation of self-awareness, identity, empowerment, and agency. Coupled with education, these powerful tools contribute to shaping a global society. Examining…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Empowerment, Individualism, Identification
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Lickona, Thomas – Journal of Character Education, 2018
Robert McGrath's article has the great virtue of asking an important question: "What is character education?" He argues that currently "what it means to call something a character education program remains unclear." Without a clear definition, McGrath says, one cannot differentiate character education from other programs…
Descriptors: Values Education, Definitions, Prosocial Behavior, Emotional Development
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Shanahan, Marie-Claire – Studies in Science Education, 2009
This paper explores the ways in which the concept of identity has been conceptualised and studied within science education. The Personality and Social Structure Perspective is used to examine the attention paid by researchers to three levels of identity analysis: "personality", "interaction" and "social structure". Tracing the development of…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Educational Environment, Social Structure, Personality
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Deaux, Kay; Burke, Peter – Social Psychology Quarterly, 2010
Sociology and psychology are no strangers in the theoretical world of self and identity. Early works by William James (1890), a psychologist, and George Herbert Mead (1934), a sociologist, are often taken as a starting point by investigators in both fields. In more recent years, with the development of a number of identity theories in both fields,…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Identification (Psychology), Sociology, Theories
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