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Karam, Fares J.; Kibler, Amanda K.; Johnson, Haley E.; Molloy Elreda, Lauren – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2020
This study aims at better understanding how an Iraqi refugee-background English learner (Fawzi) is positioned by his teacher and his peers, and how he positions himself as a member of a culturally and linguistically diverse American classroom. For that purpose, we adopt a mixed-methods approach to analyze qualitative field notes and interview data…
Descriptors: Refugees, English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Social Networks
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Newcomer, Sarah N. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2020
This article investigates the perspectives of seven adolescent Latinx students in relation to being bilingual and bicultural, and to their former K-8 elementary school, which offered a variety of culturally sustaining practices, including campus-wide use of both Spanish and English and a dual language program. Within this qualitative case study,…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Biculturalism, Student Attitudes, Hispanic American Students
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Klein, Wendy – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
Drawing from ethnography of communication and language socialization approaches, this paper examines classes on bullying held for Sikh middle school students at a Sikh religious institution in California. Sikh educational programs play an important role in socializing youth into Sikh teachings, practices, and community perspectives. Due to one…
Descriptors: Bullying, Middle School Students, Religious Education, Religious Cultural Groups
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Lo-Philip, Stephanie Wing Yan; Park, Joseph Sung-Yul – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
In any language education program, there are both commonalities and divergences in the ways in which students negotiate and form their identities. While work on bilingual education has revealed important similarities that students come to share, fewer studies have focused on explaining variation. In this paper, we explore individual differences by…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Mandarin Chinese, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning