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ERIC Number: EJ1075067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1523-5882
Cultural Artifacts: Using "Sylvia and Aki" for Opening up Authoring Spaces
López, Minda Morren; Ynostroza, Adeli; Fránquiz, María E.; Curiel, Lucía Cárdenas
Bilingual Research Journal, v38 n2 p190-206 2015
Classrooms of teachers who participated in Proyecto Bilingüe, a cohort-based master's degree program, used the historical novel, "Sylvia and Aki". The research question was: What spaces for authoring were created when using "Sylvia and Aki" in the figured worlds of bilingual elementary classrooms? The first theme in relation to ways students authored their identities is evoking collective memory. Specifically, "proverbios," "dichos," "consejos," and translanguaging facilitated the authoring of personal and collective histories. The second theme was the authoring of new identities, specifically ethnic, writer, and historian identities. Through prolonged study in an integrated language arts and social studies curriculum, teachers created spaces where their bilingual students valued their own personal experiences and those of subjugated communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
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