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Language and cultural practices in communities and schools, bridging learning for students from non-dominant groups, edited by Inmaculada M. García-Sánchez and Marjorie Faulstich Orellana

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 centerpoints 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 on 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
Table Of Contents
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Author Biographies; Introduction: Everyday Learning: Centering in Schools the Language and Cultural Practices of Young People from Non-Dominant Groups; AFew Words about Terminology; Why This Book Now?; Big Take-Aways from This Volume; ANote to Our Readers; For Educational Researchers; For Practitioners; References; 1. Learning by Observing and Pitching In: Implications for the Classroom; Community Organization of Learning in LOPI; Means of Learning in LOPI
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (283 pages)
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Form Of Item

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