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A Summery of Articles By Verona Garcia. Introduction Classrooms becoming bilingual and certainly multicultural realities. Why is identity important? Teachers.

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1 A Summery of Articles By Verona Garcia

2 Introduction Classrooms becoming bilingual and certainly multicultural realities. Why is identity important? Teachers can prepare to help students adjust Future implications and areas of needed studies

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4 Identity and Culture Why is identity important? In the process of learning, identity can not be underestimated. Students schooled with a deflated, nonexistent, or outlawed sense of self have considerable difficulty learning, much less taking aggressive ownership of their lives and life choices. Personal Story Latinos Unidos

5 Identity as Value Kazantizakis 1960 (Black Gay Man) Quote: Because being true to myself means being true and (valuing) my true origination...only I can do this, no one else can do this for me C.Taylor (1991) coming to know ourselves means becoming a full human being

6 Technology and Identity Guidance in creation of identity online Online Danger Market ourselves and Lie? Zhao, S., Grasmuck, S., Martin, J. (2008). Identity construction on Facebook: Digital empowerment in anchored relationships. Computers in Human Behavior, 24, 1816–1836.

7 Teacher Preparation Many of us will be working in bilingual classrooms, or at least multicultural classrooms. Creation of Identity model. (Kazantizakis 1960; Black Gay Man) Diversity classes Have discussion on identity, let students self identify Know the background of your students

8 Conclusions As instructors we can help (guide and support) our students navigating the creation of new identities in relationship to technology (facebook). Aide in construction of healthy identity For future study: Safety..as the digital divide between parents and children is becoming larger, will teachers need to become more proactive in bridging that divide? How can we help our students fight against txt bullyinging or cyber bulling if this has not happened to us? As a person of color I thought it is similar to oppressive things that have happened to minorities.

9 Thank You, Muchos Gracias, Shukran شكرا

10 References 1) Sockett, Hugh R. (Editor); LePage, Pamela (Editor); Wood, Diane. Transforming Teacher Education : Lessons in Professional Development. Westport, CT, USA: Greenwood Press, p Copyright © Greenwood Press. All rights reserved. 2) Zhao, S., Grasmuck, S., Martin, J. (2008). Identity construction on Facebook: Digital empowerment in anchored relationships. Computers in Human Behavior, 24, 1816– on-facebook/ 3)


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