Negotiating linguistic and cultural identities: Theorizing and constructing opportunities and risks in education

Jin Sook Lee, Kate T. Anderson

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Abstract

The life chances of students are determined by their ability to interact critically with the discourses around them, while still avoiding the temptation to be seduced by the disempowering messages those discourses often contain. The discourse surrounding children teaches them who they are, what their place is in the world and what they need to do to become autonomous and valuable citizens. Language, critically acquired, is potentially empowering for people as they constantly build on previous encounters with the words in their unique search for meaning and value.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-211
Number of pages31
JournalReview of Research in Education
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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