Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Language and languages--Study and teaching--Bilingual method; Second language acquisition; Identity (Philosophical concept);
The purpose of this research study was to analyze ways in which dual language learners were impacted by their environment (school, home, and community) and explore how these environments impacted their cultural and linguistic identity. Specifically, the goal was to find ways in which educators could better support these students in the classroom to help them achieve academic success, as well as make students feel that their culture is acknowledged and appreciated in the classroom environment. Both of these goals point toward the need to consider the “role identity plays in children’s demonstration and construction of knowledge” (Owocki & Goodman, 2002, p. 19) and what happens when students’ identities are challenged or not celebrated in their family, community and educational setting.
Date of Award
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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© 2015 Elizabeth Silbernagel
Silbernagel, Elizabeth, "Investigating the linguistic identity development of dual language learners" (2015). Honors Program Theses. 155.