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Han, Huamei; Varghese, Manka – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
The teaching and learning of languages has been mainly investigated within educational institutions, especially by applied linguists. However, religious spaces such as churches and church related programs have historically and contemporarily served as important alternative spaces for such teaching and learning to take place. At the same time, such…
Descriptors: Christianity, Language Attitudes, Socialization, Self Concept
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Gu, Mingyue – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This article reports on a qualitative study investigating a group of novice ESL teachers' teaching experiences with ethnic minority students in secondary schools in Hong Kong. It finds that, while teachers argue that society has not been tolerant enough of ethnic minorities, they nonetheless believe that ethnic minorities should comply with…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Minority Group Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Xiong, Tao; Yuan, Zhou-min – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
The issue of neoliberalism has aroused sustained interest among English language teaching (ELT) and applied linguistic researchers who are politically minded. Neoliberalism is a dominant rationality with immense economic, political and ideological consequences in all aspects of social and institutional life in globalization, including foreign…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lee, Vivian; Gyogi, Eiko – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
In light of the move towards a bi/multilingual turn and recent reevaluation of translation in the field of applied linguistics, this article looks at the translation of culture-specific lexis (CSL) and its role in developing learners' intercultural discussion and reflection. It examines learning journals kept by students in two different contexts,…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Classroom Communication, Japanese, English (Second Language)
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Vanek, Jenifer; King, Kendall; Bigelow, Martha – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
While social media is widely used by youth around the world, research is only beginning to document how transnational students employ these technologies. This study investigated how English-learning adolescents in the United States use social media to engage in social, academic, and identity work. Data were collected during a four-day social media…
Descriptors: Social Media, Self Concept, Semiotics, English (Second Language)
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Bui, Thuy Thi Ngoc – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Drawing on the recent call for repositioning youth as creative and responsible agents in language and education research (e. g., McCarty & Wyman, 2009) and the notion of engaged ethnography (e.g., Davis & Phyak, 2015), the researcher engaged 16 minority student youth in a remote mountainous province in Vietnam in interrogating the…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Vietnamese People, Ethnography, Rural Areas
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Colliander, Helena; Ahn, Song Ee; Andersson, Per – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Given that it is a delicate task to meet the educational needs of adult emergent readers in a second language setting, this study serves to explore the teaching practice of teachers working with learners of initial literacy and second language. Based on a situated learning perspective, data from 16 lesson observations of nine teachers is analysed.…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Professional Identity, Adult Literacy
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Yoshihara, Reiko – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This study explores the processual identity formation of six Japanese women who gave up a job, turned to higher education, and became university EFL teachers in Japan. My research questions include: (1) How did they change their careers and become university EFL teachers? (2) Since they entered the university EFL teaching profession, how have they…
Descriptors: Females, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Morita-Mullaney, Trish – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This inquiry examines how district English Learner (EL) leaders negotiate and shape their linguistic and racial identities within the landscape of racially desegregated urban school districts. Girded by the theory of LangCrit, an intersection between critical language studies (CLS) and Critical Race Theory (CRT), this study illuminates how EL…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Self Concept, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Haneda, Mari; Sherman, Brandon – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Worldwide, countries strive for effective ways to educate migrant children, and the United States is no exception. In this context, this qualitative study examines how a group of ESL teachers in U.S. elementary schools acted agentively and redesigned their work through "job crafting" (Wrzesniewskum & Dutton, 2001) so as to provide…
Descriptors: School Organization, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Banes, Leslie C.; Ambrose, Rebecca C.; Bayley, Robert; Restani, Rachel M.; Martin, Heather A. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This mixed-method study examines the relationship between classroom discussion and student performance in twenty 3rd and 4th grade classrooms in northern California with 50% English language learners (ELLs). Discussions were scored on features including use of multiple approaches for solving problems, students' opportunities to speak, equitable…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Tests, Problem Solving
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García, Ofelia – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
Translanguaging pedagogies are considered here as mechanisms that work against the normalizing ideology of monolingual and monoglossic school language. In so doing, we consider how this restrictive view of school language and of language education policy has served to minoritize bilingual students and act as an instrument to exert…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Self Concept, Second Language Learning
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García-Mateus, Suzanne; Palmer, Deborah – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
Research suggests that identity matters for school success and that language and identity are powerfully intertwined. A monolingual solitudes understanding of bilingualism undermines children's bilingual identities, yet in most bilingual education classrooms, academic instruction is segregated by language and children are encouraged to engage in…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Jones, Bryn – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
This article examines the use of translanguaging as a pedagogical tool to support learning within bilingual classrooms in schools in Wales. Translanguaging is considered within non-pedagogic and pedagogic school contexts; hence, a distinction is made between universal and classroom translanguaging. Translanguaging has evoked debate surrounding the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Schools, Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lin, Angel M. Y.; He, Peichang – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
In this article, the role of translanguaging in facilitating content and language integrated learning (CLIL) is examined in connection with the notion of academic language across the curriculum in multilingual contexts. Ethnographic naturalistic observations and interviews were conducted to analyse translanguaging in the dynamic flow of…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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