Language and Cultural Practices in Communities and Schools: Bridging Learning for Students from Non-Dominant Groups

1st Edition

Inmaculada M. García-Sánchez, Marjorie Faulstich Orellana

Routledge
July 24, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9781138597884 - CAT# K387597

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Summary

Drawing on sociocultural theories of learning, this book examines how the everyday language practices and cultural funds of knowledge of youth from non-dominant or minoritized groups can be used as center points for classroom learning in ways that help all students both to sustain and expand their cultural and linguistic repertoires while developing skills that are valued in formal schooling. 

Bringing together a group of ethnographically grounded scholars working in diverse local contexts, this volume identifies how these language practices and cultural funds of knowledge can be used as generative points of continuity and productively expanded upon in schools for successful and inclusive learning. Ideal for students and researchers in teaching, learning, language education, literacy, and multicultural education, as well as teachers at all stages of their career, this book contributes to research on culturally and linguistically sustaining practices by offering original teaching methods and a range of ways of connecting cultural competencies to learning across subject matters and disciplines.

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