Funds of knowledge

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dc.contributor.editor Couchenour, D en
dc.contributor.editor Chrisman, JK en 2016-10-04T03:53:42Z en 2016 en
dc.identifier.citation In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education, 2016, pp. 618 - 620 en
dc.identifier.isbn 148334035X en
dc.identifier.isbn 9781483340357 en
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dc.description.abstract Sociocultural theories explain ways that humans participate intently in informal family, community, and cultural activities and practices; learn naturally through these; and construct multiple identities. Diversity of, and within, families and cultures is now a global theme. Adopting culturally sensitive and equitable approaches and constructs to guide the education of children from diverse backgrounds is therefore vital. Funds of knowledge is an empowering construct developed as an early example of culturally responsive pedagogy. Previously, responses to educational achievement lags by ethnic minority children had taken on a deficit approach based on an assumption that the poor quality of these children’s home experiences meant they were not able to manage the demands of academic learning. Instead, funds of knowledge approaches explore the rich knowledge and lived experiences of families and cultures that can be drawn on in educational settings to enhance learning. It is therefore a concept of potential value to early childhood education where partnerships between families and educators are strongly promoted. The concept is dynamic, as it changes with each relationship in each family and evolves to new circumstances and cultures. Funds of knowledge can be considered as a theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical tool. en
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dc.publisher SAGE Publications, Inc en
dc.relation.ispartof The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education en
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dc.title Funds of knowledge en
dc.type Book Item en
dc.identifier.doi 10.4135/9781483340333.n171 en
pubs.begin-page 618 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: SAGE Publications, Inc en en
pubs.end-page 620 en Thousand Oaks, CA, United States en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.elements-id 540066 en Education and Social Work en Curriculum and Pedagogy en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-08-22 en

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