Asset Pedagogies in Latino Youth Identity and Achievement: Nurturing Confianza

1st Edition

Francesca A. López

Routledge
Published December 20, 2017
Reference - 190 Pages - 24 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138911420 - CAT# Y201262

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Summary

Asset Pedagogies in Latino Youth Identity and Achievement explores the theory, research, and application of asset-based pedagogies to counter approaches that fail to challenge deficit views of youth. Presenting details on the role of teachers’ knowledge about students’ language and culture as strengths as opposed to deficiencies, Francesca A. López connects classroom practices to positive outcomes, preparing teachers to use asset pedagogies to promote academic achievement and implement asset-based teaching practices. Making thorough use of examples from research both in and out of the classroom and concluding with concrete applications from experienced educators, this book provides future teachers with a critical understanding of how to support Latino youth.

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