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Park, Su – Childhood Education, 2018
A healthy self-identity is vitally important to a child's well-being and consequent ability to learn at an optimal level. As educators and other service providers seek to ensure that the children with whom they work have the best chances to succeed, they are recognizing the need for innovative ways to support children as they build those healthy…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Identification (Psychology), Child Development, Adoption
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Takkaç Tulgar, Aysegül – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Though the concept of identity has been examined in foreign and second language learning contexts where the target language was mostly English, there is scarcity of research on the examination of identity in glocal language learning contexts where local and global characteristics co-exist. Therefore, this longitudinal case study investigates the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Jensen, Dorthe Høj; Jetten, Jolanda – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
A large body of work shows that the development of students' academic and professional identity positively predicts achievement in higher education. Despite this, there is also evidence that students have great difficulty developing both types of identity. Drawing from Honneth's [2003a. "Behovet for anerkendelse. En tekstsamling"…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Professional Identity, Qualitative Research, Barriers
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Yuan, Zhenjie; Li, Xia – SAGE Open, 2019
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability and construct validity of the Ethnic Identity, National Identity, and Perception of Social Mobility Scale in China. The data for this study were collected in 2014 and 2016, from one middle school in China. The school deployed a Chinese ethnic minority education policy, aimed at cultivating…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Social Mobility, Self Concept, Factor Structure
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Skarstein, Dag; Schultz, Jon-Håkon – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Two and a half years after the July 2011 massacre on the Norwegian island of Utøya, 68 of the adolescent survivors were interviewed about their everyday life at school. The interviews revealed changes in the interplay and counterplay between student identity and social identity when new identities connected to the massacre were introduced in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Self Concept
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Yang, Ping – TESOL Journal, 2018
This article conceptually examines TESOL teacher intercultural identity development in the Australian multicultural context. Using intercultural communication competence theory, the author discusses how TESOL teacher intercultural identity is developed and transformed in action and across languages and cultures. The in-progress formation of TESOL…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ulanoff, Sharon H.; Fingon, Joan C.; Quiocho, Alice Maris Leilani – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
This paper examines the narratives/oral histories of three Latina teachers to help us understand how they negotiated and navigated their identity formation. We explore how they consciously constructed (Lee, 2013, p. 7) their professional identities, which are inextricably linked to their personal identities and their life stories or the "set…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Women Faculty, Professional Identity, Self Concept
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Mahmood, Ayad Hameed; Hassan, Zana Mahmood – English Language Teaching, 2018
This paper is an extract from a PhD dissertation on the impacts of learning English on the self-identity of Kurdish EFL learners. Language is a distinctive feature of human being. Similarly, identity is considered as a sign humans are recognized by. So, scrutinizing the relationship between these two related components of human life is revealing.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Self Concept
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Collett, Jennifer – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
Emergent bilinguals' engagement and participation with learning is closely connected to the identities they are able to construct in this learning. In this paper, I present a model for understanding how young emergent bilinguals begin to construct identities with language and learning across school-based activities. Drawing upon Holland,…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Bilingualism, Language Usage, Models
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Rogers, Mary E.; Creed, Peter A.; Praskova, Anna – Journal of Career Development, 2018
We surveyed Australian adolescents and parents to test differences and congruence in perceptions of adolescent career development tasks (career planning, exploration, certainty, and world-of-work knowledge) and vocational identity. We found that, for adolescents (N = 415), career development tasks (not career exploration) explained 48% of the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Adolescent Attitudes, Career Development, Vocational Interests
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Chu, Yiting – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2019
In this article I examined the professional identity development of five mentor teachers in a year-long, clinically rich teacher residency partnered between a university-based teacher education program and schools in a southern state of the United States. Qualitative data were collected through classroom observation and individual semi-structured…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Mentors, Residential Programs, Partnerships in Education
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Brown, Stacy – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2019
Recognizing identity not only as an important educational outcome but also as being inter-related to students' knowledge and practice, this paper explores an affordance of proof scripts; exploring students' identities. Specifically, drawing on data from teaching experiments and the construct of perceptual ambiguity, this paper presents an analysis…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Validity, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics
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Jaber, Rowaida; Kennedy, Eileen – Distance Education, 2017
This paper argues that identity may be key to understanding why social presence has been considered so important to successful learning experiences. A qualitative case study of 10 students and 4 tutors in an online postgraduate education program was conducted. The research applied the work of Goffman to explain the relationship between social…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Semi Structured Interviews, Online Courses, Distance Education
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Harris, Jessica C.; Patton, Lori D. – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2017
This study examines how directors of Black culture centers (BCCs) address Black students' intersectional identities. We highlight the challenges that directors of BCCs face as they attempt to preserve a race salient agenda, while accounting for other critical facets of students' social identities. Findings explore how directors hold differing…
Descriptors: Cultural Centers, African American Culture, African American Students, Administrators
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Poole, Adam – Cogent Education, 2017
The Avatar Project was a two-week English project in which Chinese high school students in an internationalised school in Shanghai China explored the topic of cultural and individual identity. The project synthesised prospective education with the Funds of Identity approach, both of which have particular relevance within an internationalised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Cultural Awareness, Identification (Psychology)
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