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Harrison, Jamie; Lakin, Joni – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Teacher attitudes toward inclusion of English Learners (ELs) in the mainstream classroom have primarily focused on explicit beliefs as accessed through observation, case studies, and self-report surveys. The authors explore implicit mainstream teacher beliefs about ELs using the newly created Implicit Association Test-EL, with correlations to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, English Language Learners, Correlation, Observation
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Gao, Xuesong; Lv, Leining – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This article reports on the motivations of Chinese learners to learn Japanese in light of increasing diplomatic tensions between China and Japan over the last three decades. In the study, 35 Chinese learners of Japanese were selected, according to the time they began learning, to examine their motivations to learn Japanese as mediated by shifting…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Chinese, Japanese, Second Language Learning
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Gearing, Nigel; Roger, Peter – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Native English speaking language teachers who live and work in various parts of the world often express a desire to learn the language of their host country. Without sustained levels of motivation, however, their desires are unlikely to be realized. This article reports the findings of a longitudinal case study of an American English language…
Descriptors: North American English, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Fogle, Lyn Wright; Moser, Kelly – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
Foreign language (FL) and English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching present considerable challenges in the rural U.S. South. Local language ideologies, budgetary considerations, and challenges in other curricular areas (e.g., math and science) lead to marginalizing both FL and ESL in schools. This article examines the personal and professional…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kolstrup, Kirsten L. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
This article explores how the global trends of marriage migration and tightening of immigration policies in the West interconnect with second language learning motivation. Specifically, this article considers how social positions, governmental regulations, and everyday contexts come together to complicate the expectations of language learning that…
Descriptors: Marriage, Migration, Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation
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Goldoni, Federica – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
This study addresses study abroad and second language acquisition. The number of U.S. students studying abroad is increasing. However, students' cultural and linguistic immersion experiences abroad can be disconcerting, challenging their sociocultural identities, values, learning objectives, and expectations. This study employed critical race…
Descriptors: Race, Ethnicity, Social Status, Study Abroad
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Mu, Guanglun Michael – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
The identity-language link has been widely recognised. In Heritage Language research, the complex entanglement between Chinese ethnic identity and Chinese Heritage Language has gained increasing attention in recent decades. Both social psychological and poststructural schools have offered meaningful insights into this field, but have also received…
Descriptors: Chinese, Heritage Education, Self Concept, Asians
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Lee, Young Ju – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
This study aims to explore the nature of the identities constructed by EFL learners through picture-book read-alouds and the possible relationship between these identities and their literacy learning. Eight Korean students were encouraged to connect with stories through picture-book workshops. Before and after the picture-book read-alouds, tests…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Self Concept, Reading Comprehension, Picture Books
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Kim, Jung-In; Kim, Miseon – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
This study examined the instructional focuses and practices of three Korean heritage language (HL) teachers in community-based HL schools related not only to their constructed identities as HL teachers, but also to their students. Constant-comparative analyses of interviews and classroom observations across the three teacher cases showed that each…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Korean, Immigrants, Heritage Education
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Guglani, Laura – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
This article explores Hispanics' concepts of cultural and linguistic identity. It is based on the findings of a recent study conducted by the author in Iglesia hispana de Cristo, a Hispanic church community in Western New York. Data come from ethnographic interviews conducted with 48 participants aged 13 to 80 years and with church leaders and…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Spanish Speaking, Ethnicity, Identification (Psychology)
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Kemppainen, Raija P.; Hilton, Sterling C.; Rannut, Ülle – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
Ethnic identification is closely tied to language. Society's appreciation of one's first language and the opportunity to use it may help strengthen ethnic identification. This research examined the relationship between ethnic identifications and school language and investigated other factors that potentially impact language-minority students'…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Self Concept, Russian, Foreign Countries
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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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Gao, Yihong; Jia, Zengyan; Zhou, Yan – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
Combining psychological and social perspectives and using mixed methods, this 4-year longitudinal study examined the EFL learning and self-identity development of about 1,000 students from 5 universities in Beijing, China. The self-designed questionnaire, administered 5 times during the 4 years, consisted of 7 identity categories of identity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Longitudinal Studies
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Vasilopoulos, Gene – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
Most research on language and identity has been conducted in contexts in which English is an official language. As a result, the Western-derived framework guiding identity research may not be representative for L2 learners/speakers in localized settings. To address this potential disparity, this qualitative study examines L2 identity construction…
Descriptors: Asians, Interviews, Questionnaires, English (Second Language)
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Kang, Hyun-Sook – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2013
This article explores the intersection between language practices and ethnic identity for 8 second-generation Korean American learners who were participating in a Korean-as-a-foreign-language (KFL) class at a U.S. university. This study aims to examine the fluid nature of ethnic identity by examining how Korean heritage learners negotiate,…
Descriptors: Korean Americans, Korean, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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