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Identity, language and culture: Six frames

Budd, Yoshi and Chen, Gretchen and Te Ava, Aue (2016) Identity, language and culture: Six frames. In: Global Language Policies and local Educational Practices and Culture. Deep University Press, Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, pp. 32-53. ISBN 978-1939755

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Asking a group of educational researchers to conceptualise the relationship between identity, language and culture, and then to collaboratively prepare a one-page theme statement that represents the views of the group, is guaranteed to stir up some stimulating and challenging discussions. In 2013, a community of practice called the Identity, Language and Culture theme group was established to increase research dialogue and interaction between researchers and research students at Charles Darwin University. This paper reviews aspects of individual theme statements and identifies dominant discourses that can be used as research ‘frames’. The paper examines key areas of difference, contention and overlap; discusses the challenges and benefits of researchers’ contributions to theme discussions; and identifies six discourses or ‘frames’, on the ILC theme. These frames are evaluated in the light of their usefulness as ‘entry point discourses’ for research students, enabling them to gain access to a research community. The frames can also be used to identify and challenge the traditional boundaries established by discursive and pedagogical traditions in the humanities and social sciences that construct and maintain specialised and ostensibly discrete domains of knowledge.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
Depositing User: Aue Te Ava
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2020 23:58
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2020 23:58

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