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ERIC Number: ED509580
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
Funds of Knowledge Relative to Young Children's Literacy Learning in New Immigrant Families in Taiwan
Hsin, Ching-Ting
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Denver, CO, Apr 30-May 4, 2010)
Immigrant mothers in "new immigrant families" (one spouse is a marriage immigrant) in Taiwan are popularly viewed as culturally deficient and as not having knowledge to teach children literacy. Multiple-case study methods were adopted. Thirteen Vietnamese mothers participated in this study. The lens of "funds of knowledge" was used to examine household knowledge and skills. Unique immigrant knowledge funds, including multilingual experiences, transnational experiences, and a cultural value--having good manners, are transmitted in these families. However, these funds of knowledge are often not recognized and valued by immigrant mothers and schools in helping their children to learn literacy. Hopefully this study would draw attention on the cultural resources of new immigrant families and shed light on the development of a culturally responsive literacy curriculum.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan; Vietnam