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ERIC Number: EJ931679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 85
ISSN: ISSN-1477-8785
Funds of Knowledge for the Poor and Forms of Capital for the Rich? A Capital Approach to Examining Funds of Knowledge
Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia; Kiyama, Judy Marquez; Gravitt, Michael; Moll, Luis C.
Theory and Research in Education, v9 n2 p163-184 Jul 2011
Educational researchers have assumed that the concept of funds of knowledge is related to specific forms of capital. However, scholars have not examined "if" and "how" these theoretical frameworks can complement each other when attempting to understand educational opportunity for under-represented students. In this article, we argue that a funds of knowledge approach should also be studied from a "capital" perspective. We claim that bridging funds of knowledge and capital has the potential to advance theory and to yield new insights and understandings of students' educational opportunities and experiences. Finally, we provide a discussion of key processes--(mis)recognition, transmission, conversion, and activation/mobilization--to which educational researchers need to pay closer attention when attempting to understand the attainment of goals in under-represented students' lives. (Contains 6 notes and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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