ERIC Number: EJ1179682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Teachers' Perceptions of the Benefits, Limitations, and Areas for Improvement of the Funds of Knowledge Approach. A Qualitative Study
Llopart, M.; Serra, J. M.; Esteban-Guitart, M.
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v24 n5 p571-583 2018
Within the broad range of literature on the funds of knowledge approach, several positive impacts have been documented. In particular, participating teachers have reported meaningful changes in their relationships with students' families as a consequence of the home visits. However, few studies have assessed the limitations of the approach, or areas for improvement. Hence, the aim of the study described here was to identify what teachers felt were the strengths and the weaknesses of the approach and to record their proposals for improvements. The teachers involved had participated in all phases of the program: from the initial training to the creation and implementation of educational activities based on the funds of knowledge identified from home visits. The positive aspects identified include improved family-school relationships; a better understanding of student behavior and attitudes, and the support of their colleagues and the University staff in the context of the study group created.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Background, Cultural Background, Cultural Capital, Qualitative Research, Home Visits, Family School Relationship, Content Analysis, Educational Benefits, Teacher Improvement, Social Bias, Attitude Change, Educational Practices
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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