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Dressler, Roswita – TESL Canada Journal, 2014
This article explores the linguistic identity of young multilingual learners through the use of a Language Portrait Silhouette. Examples from a research study of children aged 6-8 years in a German bilingual program in Canada provide teachers with an understanding that linguistic identity comprises expertise, affiliation, and inheritance. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Students, German, Bilingualism
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Su, Tina F.; Costigan, Catherine L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2009
Parents' role in children's ethnic identity development was examined among 95 immigrant Chinese families with young adolescents living in Canada. Children reported their feelings of ethnic identity and perceptions of parental family obligation expectations. Parents reported their family obligation expectations; parents and children reported on…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing
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Noro, Hiroko – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2009
Today, Japanese Canadians are marrying outside of their ethnic community at an unprecedented rate, resulting in the creation of a newly identifiable group of "Japanese Canadians" borne from these interracial unions. Members of this emergent group are increasingly being referred to both by social scientists and self-referentially as…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Identification (Psychology), Cultural Background, Multiracial Persons
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Restoule, Jean-Paul – Canadian Journal of Native Education, 2000
The issue of Aboriginal identity is most often played out in Canadian law. Aboriginal "difference" from others is used to maintain inequities in power relations when it is convenient for those with power. Canada Natives should identify themselves from inside themselves, their communities, and their traditions, and not allow others to…
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indians, Canada Natives, Colonialism
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Hallett, Darcy; Want, Stephen C.; Chandler, Michael J.; Koopman, Leigh L.; Flores, Jessica P.; Gehrke, Erica C. – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2008
Much social science research proceeds as though ethnic self-identification (the ethnic category to which persons assign themselves) is a stable characteristic, as true at one time of measurement as another. The purpose of this study was to test this assumption using longitudinal data acquired from the provincial Ministry of Education for every…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Social Science Research, Social Sciences, Identification (Psychology)