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ERIC Number: EJ1101526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1523-5882
Toward a Humanizing Pedagogy: Leveling the Cultural and Linguistic Capital in a Fifth-Grade Writing Classroom
Zisselsberger, Margarita
Bilingual Research Journal, v39 n2 p121-137 2016
The increasing number of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students in the United States has created a priority for examining the perspectives, dispositions, and attitudes that best support these learners' writing. This study explores the link between a teacher's developing pedagogical language knowledge and humanizing practices and her teaching of persuasive writing to CLD fifth-grade students. Utilizing case study methodology, the study found that a teacher's knowledge of language and use of humanizing pedagogy facilitated students' writing development while preserving their CLD identities. This study contributes to research on asset-based, humanizing pedagogies that build on interrelationships among language, culture, and writing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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