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Radovic, Darinka; Black, Laura; Williams, Julian; Salas, Christian E. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2018
This paper presents the results of a systematic review of the empirical literature, reported in research journals, on Mathematics Learner Identity (MLI). In the mathematics education research field, arguments have been made that the conceptualization of Mathematics Identity (MI) is inconsistent and this makes the literature as a whole incoherent.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Self Concept, Higher Education, Periodicals
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Clayton, Ashley B.; Medina, Mary C.; Wiseman, Angela M. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2019
This qualitative study explores the college choice process and first-year experiences of first-generation college Latino students. Case study analysis was used with one-on-one interviews, revealing five emerging themes: (1) Latino identity expression; (2) first in the family; (3) desire for sense of community; (4) embracing Latino identity in…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Hispanic American Students, Case Studies, College Choice
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Turner, Lynda; Tobbell, Jane – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article considers ethnographic data collected during undergraduate students' transition to higher education. Drawing on communities of practice theory, the research focuses on the psychological process of identity as a trajectory, considering how reconciliation and negotiation of identities across and between communities influence transition.…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Interviews, Undergraduate Students, Observation
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Drezner, Noah D. – Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Scholars have long documented the intersection between social identity and experiences within higher education. However, we know very little about the role of social identity in shaping alumni engagement with their alma mater, specifically through philanthropic giving. Building upon social identity and social distance theories and the…
Descriptors: Private Financial Support, Educational Finance, Fund Raising, Higher Education
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Garcia, Gina A. – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
While Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) enroll at least 25% Latinx students, the perennial question facing HSIs is, "What does it mean for postsecondary institutions to be Latinx-serving"--essentially an organizational identity question. Guided by the extant literature on organizational identity, culture, and institutionalism and…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Hispanic American Students, Organizational Culture, Classification
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Cheung, Kevin Yet Fong; Elander, James; Stupple, Edward James Nairn; Flay, Michael – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Research on authorial identity has focused almost exclusively on the attitudes and beliefs of students. This paper explores how academics understand authorial identity in higher education. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with professional academics and analysed using thematic analysis, identifying themes at two levels. At the semantic…
Descriptors: Authors, Teaching Methods, Semantics, Student Attitudes
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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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Duran, Antonio; Jones, Susan R. – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
With intersectional frameworks gaining in popularity within higher education scholarship, we explored the potential of intersectionality to produce nuanced understandings of college student identity without obscuring its mission to examine overlapping axes of power. This article highlights significant areas for consideration for qualitative…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Higher Education, College Students, Power Structure
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Rodriguez, Sarah L.; Lu, Charles; Bartlett, Morgan – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2018
The purpose of this systematic literature review was to appraise and synthesize the current scholarship pertaining to engineering identity development within the higher education context and create recommendations for future scholarship within engineering education. A review of the literature concluded that research on engineering identity…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Self Concept, Disproportionate Representation, Qualitative Research
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Pick, David; Symons, Christine; Teo, Stephen T. T. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
In this paper, academic identity work is explored through an examination of its portrayal in a work of narrative fiction using a conceptual tool from literary studies. It is found that such an approach provides insights that would otherwise be difficult to uncover by more conventional methods. The analysis reveals academic identity work as an…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, College Faculty, Novels, Self Concept
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Jaspal, Rusi – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
UK higher education (HE) has become increasingly diverse. Despite the clear social, economic and pedagogical benefits of diversity, it can also be challenging for identity as it may bring about psychological change and compel both the "dominant majority" and "minorities" to adjust to the presence, identities and worldviews of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Self Concept, Social Psychology
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Ginsberg, Ricki – Multicultural Perspectives, 2017
The multiracial population increased by 32% between 2000 and 2010 and represents 9 million people in the United States. The author reflects on her lived experiences of being multiracial but with visibly White skin. She details the lessons she learned about her multiracial identity--from her early positioning as a young student to her role as a…
Descriptors: Multiracial Persons, Self Concept, Teacher Role, Whites
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Dudek, Jaclyn; Heiser, Rebecca – International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 2017
Within higher education, a need exists for learning designs that facilitate education and support students in sharing, examining, and refining their critical identities as learners and professionals. In the past, technology-mediated identity work has focused on individual tool use or a learning setting. However, we as professional learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Criticism, Cooperative Learning, Case Studies
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MacFarlane, Karen – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Student success in higher education (HE) is dependent on the possession of a positive learner identity, the development of which is a complex longitudinal process of change. Exploring the growth of learner identity within the transition between school and university is therefore apposite, especially for learners from disadvantaged backgrounds who…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Success, Learner Engagement, Foreign Countries
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Brown, Julie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This article presents an overview of the findings of a recently completed study exploring the potentially transformative impact upon learners of recognition of prior informal learning (RPL). The specific transformative dimension being reported is learner identity. In addition to providing a starting point for an evidence base within Scotland, the…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Prior Learning, Self Concept, Informal Education
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