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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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Ferrada, Juan Sebastián; Bucholtz, Mary; Corella, Meghan – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2020
Although hegemonic approaches to education privilege rationality as the sole legitimate form of knowledge production and consumption, research on emotion in socially transformative learning demonstrates that it is only through affective investment that intellectual engagement takes place and leads to social change. Hence, the agentive action of…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Student Attitudes, Racial Bias, Ethnicity
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Song, Juyoung – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2020
This article discusses a Saudi female student's experiences in the United States over two years, focusing on the process of negotiating and constructing her gender identity. The analysis addresses her conflicts and struggles with Saudi gender ideologies in and out of classrooms. Examining the intra-group conflict concerning gender and culture in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Student Experience, Sexual Identity
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Poza, Luis E. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
This article analyzes language practices that 5th grade students in a two-way bilingual education (TWBE) program used to position themselves relative to peers and to transcendent scripts (Gutiérrez, Rymes, & Larson, 1995; Reyes, 2006) about ethnicity and ability (academic and linguistic) that attach themselves to students through their various…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Bilingual Education Programs
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Kayi-Aydar, Hayriye – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This study, focusing on the life stories of three pre-service Latina teachers in the United States, explored how they positioned themselves as learners of English and teachers of Spanish in their oral narratives, and how their past experience as minority students shaped their current professional identity negotiations as language teachers.…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Females, Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Kovac, Velibor Bobo; Tveit, Anne Dorthe; Cameron, David Lansing; Jortveit, Maryann – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
The present study focuses on an educational arrangement in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) known as "two schools under one roof." The term refers to two different ethnic groups (Bosniaks and Croats) physically sharing the same school building, but maintaining separate administrations, teaching staff, and curricula. The purpose of the study…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Morcom, Lindsay A. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
In gauging the success of Aboriginal language immersion education, the focus is often placed on measuring language acquisition and academic achievement. Although useful, these metrics only tell part of the story; to achieve real school success, it is also vital to develop high personal self-esteem that results in a positive concept of oneself as a…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Languages, Self Esteem, Cultural Differences
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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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Briscoe, Felecia M. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
This critical discourse analysis focuses upon the discursive construction of Latino English language learners (ELL) identity within a Texas neoliberal schooling context. Qualitative content analysis was used to examine the construction of Latino ELL identities in the discourses of Texas school leaders practicing under the aegis of neoliberal…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Discourse Analysis
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Darvin, Ron; Norton, Bonny – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
A necessary component of the neoliberal mechanisms of globalization, migration addresses the economic and labor needs of postindustrial countries while producing new modes of social fragmentation and inequality (Crompton, 2008). As migrant students insert themselves into segmented spaces, their countries of origin are themselves implicated in a…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Social Class, Immigrants, Self Concept
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Ortaçtepe, Deniz – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2013
Grounded in the framework of second language socialization, this study explores the identity (re)construction of Erol, a Turkish doctoral student in the United States. Drawn from a larger corpus collected for a longitudinal, mixed-method research, the data for this study came from autobiographies, journal entries, and semistructured interviews.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Socialization, Social Networks, Self Concept
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Mazak, Catherine M. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2012
This ethnographic case study uses participant observation and interviewing to explore the multiple, complex relationships between language and identities in a particular Puerto Rican community. Participants included students and teachers from a K-9 school-turned-community center in a rural municipality in Puerto Rico. Participants did not think…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Participant Observation, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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