Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies (Paperback)

Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World (Language and Literacy)

By Django Paris (Editor), H. Samy Alim (Editor), Celia Genishi (Editor)

Teachers College Press, 9780807758335, 304pp.

Publication Date: May 5, 2017

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Description

Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies raises fundamental questions about the purpose of schooling in changing societies. Bringing together an intergenerational group of prominent educators and researchers, this volume engages and extends the concept of culturally sustaining pedagogy (CSP)--teaching that perpetuates and fosters linguistic, literate, and cultural pluralism as part of schooling for positive social transformation. The authors propose that schooling should be a site for sustaining the cultural practices of communities of color, rather than eradicating them. Chapters present theoretically grounded examples of how educators and scholars can support Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, South African, and immigrant students as part of a collective movement toward educational justice in a changing world.

Book Features:

  • A definitive resource on culturally sustaining pedagogies, including what they look like in the classroom and how they differ from deficit-model approaches.
  • Examples of teaching that sustain the languages, literacies, and cultural practices of students and communities of color.
  • Contributions from the founders of such lasting educational frameworks as culturally relevant pedagogy, funds of knowledge, cultural modeling, and third space.

Contributors: H. Samy Alim, Mary Bucholtz, Dolores In's Casillas, Michael Dom nguez, Nelson Flores, Norma Gonzalez, Kris D. Guti rrez, Adam Haupt, Amanda Holmes, Jason G. Irizarry, Patrick Johnson, Valerie Kinloch, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Carol D. Lee, Stacey J. Lee, Tiffany S. Lee, Jin Sook Lee, Teresa L. McCarty, Django Paris, Courtney Pe a, Jonathan Rosa, Timothy J. San Pedro, Daniel Walsh, Casey Wong



About the Author

Django Paris is the James A. and Cherry A. Banks Professor of Multicultural Education and director of the Banks Center for Educational Justice at the University of Washington. H. Samy Alim is the David O. Sears Presidential Endowed Chair in the Social Sciences and director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language (CREAL) at the University of California, Los Angeles.