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ERIC Number: EJ1061298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Preparing FCS Professionals for a Multilingual Society: Building Community through the Experiences of Multilingual Families
Duncan, Janine; Duncan, Daniel
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v106 n4 p17-22 2014
As demographics in the United States shift, family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals must be prepared to foster healthy communities that embrace multilingual families. Because hegemonic language ideologies challenge multilingual families, FCS professionals need to know how to inclusively reframe communities to honor multilingual families. Addressing FCS pre- and professional development, this paper introduces an interdisciplinary dialogue exploring the intersection of sociolinguistics and FCS. The paper offers (a) a modified ecological model reflecting linguistic communities and (b) a pedagogical framework for constructing affective learning outcomes inclusive of multilingual communities. it also aims to initiate a dialogue between the disciplines of FCS and sociolinguistics, the study of language in the context of society and community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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