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ERIC Number: EJ1118047
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Honoring and Building on the Rich Literacy Practices of Young Bilingual and Multilingual Learners
Souto-Manning, Mariana
Reading Teacher, v70 n3 p263-271 Nov-Dec 2016
In this article, the author invites teachers of children who are bilingual, multilingual, and at promise for bi-/multilingualism to honor and build on their rich literacy practices. To do so, she challenges ideas and labels that continuously disempower bilingual and multilingual learners. Souto-Manning establishes the understanding that education is a human, civil, and legal right and briefly reviews the laws determining the education of bilingual children in the United States. In doing so, she explores issues of access and equity in education, then focuses on Ladson-Billings's concept of culturally relevant teaching and shares examples of culturally relevant teaching in action. These examples come from dual-language and ESOL classrooms in the United States. She concludes by inviting readers to consider ways to honor and build on the language and literacy practices of bilingual and multilingual learners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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