Identidad y motivación entre alumnos hispanos que aprenden inglés en contextos educativos diferenciados

Translated title of the contribution: Identity and motivation among hispanic english language learners in disparate educational contexts

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Abstract

Perception of scholastic competence, perception of educational opportunities, motivation, and acculturative stress are student level variables that have been established in the relevant literature as predicting academic achievement. This study examined the degree to which those variables accurately predict student group membership in two districts (Texas and Arizona) with disparate language acquisition methods: Structured English Immersion (SEI) and Bilingual Education (BE) classrooms. The sample included 295 Hispanic English Language Learners (ELLs) in middle elementary school, ages 9-11. Students' perceptions of scholastic competence, perceptions of educational opportunities, motivation, and acculturative stress contributed to predict 73.3% of the participants' group membership. Post-hoc analyses of group differences resulted in moderately higher scholastic competence and perceived educational opportunities for ELLs in the Texas district, whereas acculturative stress, perceived discrimination, and maladaptive motivation scores were moderately higher for ELLs in the Arizona district. ELLs in the SEI group, however, also had slightly higher scores on adaptive motivation. Competing hypotheses and policy implications are discussed in the context of prior research.

Translated title of the contributionIdentity and motivation among hispanic english language learners in disparate educational contexts
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1-33
Number of pages33
JournalEducation Policy Analysis Archives
Volume18
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Achievement
  • English language learners
  • Language acquisition policies
  • Motivation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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