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ERIC Number: EJ893565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1547-688X
Seeing Past the Fences: Finding Funds of Knowledge for Ethical Teaching
Sugarman, Sarah
New Educator, v6 n2 p96-117 2010
The urban school context is rife with descriptors that frame children's lives in deficit ways: "under-prepared," "below grade level," "limited English proficient." In this study, I reframe my perception of the life of one child in my second-grade class to better understand the funds of knowledge he brings to school each day. The data include neighborhood and home visits and interviews and conversations with the student and his parents. Collaborative analysis of these data led me to view this student in the context of his strengths, including his technological skills, his emerging biliteracy, and his parents' investment in education. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A