Educational Issues and Identity Positioning among Students Enrolled in an English School Board in Québec : A Case Study of Three Regions

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Educational Issues and Identity Positioning among Students Enrolled in an English School Board in Québec : A Case Study of Three Regions
Abstract
A study of identity and academic trajectories of youths attending unnamed English-language secondary schools in three regions of Quebec (Gaspésie-Îles-de-la Madeleine-Côte-Nord, l’Outaouais and l’Estrie). The authors found that the students strongly value English, which they consider a prestigious and international language that they associate with mobility. The students have a rather contradictory relationship with French: they recognize its utility and value as a public language in Quebec, but young people have feelings and representations that are often negative because of their language experiences. However, the author conclude, this ambivalence does not prevent them from considering English-French bilingualism an important resource for entry into the labour market. The authors found that parents place an importance on French-English bilingualism in the three study regions. They consider the French- and English-language skills developed by their children will further facilitate their future professional integration as well as their retention by or return to Quebec.
Series Title
Faculté des sciences de l'éducation – Travaux et publications [37]
Place
Montréal
Institution
Université de Montréal
Date
2018
Pages
iv-183p.
Language
en
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The original French language version of this report can be found at: https://papyrus.bib.umontreal.ca/xmlui/handle/1866/21219

Citation
Magnan, Marie-Odile, Catherine Lavasseur, Véronique Grenier, and Fahimeh Darchinian. Educational Issues and Identity Positioning among Students Enrolled in an English School Board in Québec : A Case Study of Three Regions. Faculté des sciences de l’éducation – Travaux et publications [37]. Montréal: Université de Montréal, 2018. https://papyrus.bib.umontreal.ca/xmlui/handle/1866/21220.
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