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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Learning Identity
Subtitle: The joint emergence of social identificational and academic learning
Written By: Stanton Wortham
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521608333
Description:

This book describes how social identification and academic learning can
deeply depend on each other, through a theoretical account of the two
processes and a detailed empirical analysis of how students' identities
emerged and how students learned curriculum in one classroom. The book
traces the identity development of two students across an academic year,
showing how they developed unexpected identities in substantial part
because curricular themes provided categories that teachers and students
used to identify them and showing how students learned about curricular
themes in part because the two students were socially identified in ways
that illuminated those themes. The book's distinctive contribution is to
demonstrate in detail how social identification and academic learning can
become deeply interdependent.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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ISBN: 0521608333
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Pages: 316
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