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Wee, Alysia – Journal of International Students, 2019
This article explores the significance of space in international student identity formation, focusing specifically on the experiences of female Singaporean undergraduate students in the UK. By examining three spatial scales (public, institutional, and room spaces), this article employs a mixed methods approach to investigate how identity is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Students, Females
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Caraballo, Limarys – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Discourses of achievement often overlook the interdependence of classroom contexts, students' identities, and academic performance. This narrative analysis explores how high-achieving students of color construct identities-in-practice in a diverse urban middle school. By documenting explicit moments in which students construct…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, High Achievement
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Henry, Alastair; Goddard, Angela – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
It has been suggested that in foreign language learning and ELF situations, identity might not be implicated in any great extent. Focusing on the impact globalization has on identities, the purpose of this study is to consider whether identity might be involved in Swedish students' reasons for enrolling on an English-medium university program and,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Verkuyten, Maykel; Thijs, Jochem; Gharaei, Nadya – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
In this paper we discuss the social identity processes by which discrimination can have an impact on ethnic-racial minority group students' academic engagement. After considering the forms, targets and sources of discrimination, we argue that discrimination implies social identity threat. Threats to ethnic/racial identity compromise specific…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Minority Group Students, Academic Achievement, Racial Identification
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Samson, Maxim G. M. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Faith schools may play an important role in reproducing ethnoreligious identities, yet research into Jewish schools has tended to overlook students' personalised conceptualisations of faith. Instead, it has regularly utilised restrictive 'indicators' of ethnoreligious practice in order to gauge these institutions' effectiveness in 'strengthening'…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religious Education, Religious Factors
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Erduyan, Isil – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
In his model of classroom social identification and learning, Wortham (2006. "Learning Identity". New York: Cambridge University Press) conceptualizes identity processes as enveloped within multiple timescales unfolding simultaneously in varying paces. For Wortham (2008. "Shifting Identities in the Classroom." In "Identity…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Multilingualism, Self Concept, Second Language Learning
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Mingfang, Zhu; Qi, Wang – Higher Education Studies, 2018
From "God's favored person" to "ordinary worker", college students become indifferent to life and addicted to web gaming because they face a rapid devaluation of college student identity in China. At the same time, MOOC and other online learning resources are bringing students better personal learning environment and requiring…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Self Concept, Online Courses
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Garcia, Gina A.; Dwyer, Brighid – American Journal of Education, 2018
Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs; postsecondary institutions that enroll 25% or more Latinx students) are increasing in significance. But to what extent do students attending an HSI, or an emerging HSI (enrolls 15-24% Latinx students), identify with an organizational identity for serving Latinx students? There is a need to understand how…
Descriptors: College Students, Hispanic American Students, Institutional Characteristics, Self Concept
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Gebreen, Hayder A. K. – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
The issue of identity is one of the main issues that encounters man in each culture. Identity is a set of behaviors, emotions, and thought patterns which are unique to every individual that define him as a member of a certain group. Identity is shaped by race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, language, physical features, childhood experiences, sexual…
Descriptors: Novels, Self Concept, Developmental Stages, Authors
Himmapan, Kittipa; Dumlao, Remart; Chun-Fong, Chayanee – Online Submission, 2019
Recent literature of identity has demonstrated strong impact on teachers' professional development and formation in educational industry. This study explores the (re) identity negotiations and agency of five Thai pre-service student teachers majoring in English language who received their internships at a secondary school in Eastern Thailand.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Majors (Students), Secondary Education
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Durden, Tonia; Dooley, Caitlin McMunn; Truscott, Diane – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2016
This qualitative study explores racial identity development of teacher candidates during a teacher preparation program dedicated to preparing teachers for diverse classrooms. Two black teacher candidates in the US demonstrate their racial identity development through critical reflections offered throughout the program. Findings suggest that…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Self Concept, Preservice Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education
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Aiello, Jacqueline; Nero, Shondel J. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
In this article, two applied linguistics researchers who conducted qualitative studies in educational contexts in Italy and Jamaica reflexively interrogate identity tensions among their ascribed, felt and evolving insider/outsider identities and positions. The juxtaposition of selected discursively analyzed research vignettes reflects similarities…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Researchers, Foreign Countries, Cultural Context
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Beauregard, Caroline; Papazian-Zohrabian, Garine; Rousseau, Cécile – Intercultural Education, 2017
Identity construction can be very complex for refugee children, especially for Palestinian refugee children. For refugee children, organised violence and immigration are important parts of their life experience that can lead to trauma, which in turn influences how they construct their collective identity. Schools have to consider this specific…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Trauma, Refugees, Foreign Countries
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Szelényi, Katalin; Bresonis, Kate; Mars, Matthew M. – Review of Higher Education, 2016
This article explores the science identities of 21 women STEM Ph.D. students at three research universities in the United States. Following a narrative approach, the findings depict five salient science identities, including those of a) academic, b) entrepreneurial, c) industrial, and d) policy scientist and e) scientist as community educator. Our…
Descriptors: Females, Graduate Students, STEM Education, Research Universities
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Craig, Shelley L.; Iacono, Gio; Paceley, Megan S.; Dentato, Michael P.; Boyle, Kerrie E. H. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2017
Discrimination toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) social work students can negatively affect academic performance and personal and professional identity development. Intersectionality is a conceptual approach that states that social identities interact to form different meanings and experiences from those that could be…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Gender Differences, Social Work, Counselor Training
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