Protean Literacy: Extending the Discourse on Empowerment

1st Edition

Concha Delgado-Gaitan

Routledge
Published May 29, 2019
Reference - 158 Pages
ISBN 9780815373766 - CAT# K338454
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Literacy

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Summary

Originally published in 1996. During the author's decade of critical ethnography in Carpinteria, California, she has illuminated the intricate relationships between Latino families as together they build a sociopolitical community to bridge family and school alliances. How they extend their learning from the social networks to the family arena and to the personal, and in reverse, represents their protean responses to the diversity and adversity in their lives. This life-story captures the collective and individual texts of the Latino children, their parents and educators used to empower themselves to transform discontinuity in an age where continuity is increasingly foreign.

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