Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
This comprehensive literature review aims to progress the dialogue on the influence of English prestige in the ESL field related to hiring practices, pedagogical practices, and consideration for how it impacts learner success. Traditional interpretations of cultural capital from Bourdieuean theory form a deficit view of Communities of Color with an extension to immigrant families and those for whom English is not the first language. Further to that, Bourdieu's concept of linguistic capital measures against the knowledge of the ability to speak the official language. The English language has served as a gatekeeper worldwide as the demand for English language education has become more common. As a result, a strong command of English impacts college admission, employment, and promotion even outside those countries where English is the official language. By exploring the cultural influences that contribute to English prestige and linguistic capital, Yosso entered as a challenger to the research landscape with a community cultural wealth model. Through the lens of Yosso’s forms of cultural capital, this extended literature review illuminates how English in the classroom informs the perception of NNELL and their identity, ultimately impacting the development of new language learners classrooms.
Ethnography, Focus Group, Text Analysis
ESL/ ELLs, International Teaching, Multicultural Education, Social Justice
Ibarra-Gambrill, Jessica, "Need Not Apply: A Systematic Literature Review Re-Evaluating English Prestige and Its Retribution On Foreign English Language Leaders And Their Learners’ Identity" (2021). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4520.
School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations