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Author Delgado-Gaitan, Concha.

Title Protean literacy : extending the discourse on empowerment / Concha Delgado-Gaitan.

Published London ; Washington, D.C. : Falmer Press, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  302.224409794 DELG {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 151 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 136-145) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Community Landscape -- Ch. 2. Participatory Voices -- Ch. 3. Building on Family Strengths -- Ch. 4. Shapeshifting: A Self of Many Possibilities -- Ch. 5. Protean Pedagogy -- Ch. 6. Dimensions of Change.
Summary We learn from a Latino immigrant community in Carpinteria, California that literacy is interwoven in all aspects of our lives. From storytelling in Spanish-speaking children's peer groups to communication between Latino families and the school, this community reveals the cultural strengths of the people as they forge new identities in a different language and with varied sociocultural demands. A strong awareness of their own personal and cultural history encourages the families in Carpinteria to create the optimum learning environment for their children in the home, community and school.
During Delgado-Gaitan's decade of critical ethnography in Carpinteria she has illuminated the intricate relationships among Latino families as together they build a sociopolitical community to bridge family and school alliances. How they extend their learning from the social networks to the family arena and to the personal, and in reverse, represents their protean responses to the diversity and adversity in their lives. This life-story captures the collective and individual texts of the Latino children, their parents and educators used to empower themselves to transform discontinuity in an age where continuity is increasingly foreign.
Subject Literacy -- California -- Carpinteria -- Case studies.
Hispanic Americans -- Education -- California -- Carpinteria -- Case studies.
Educational anthropology -- California -- Carpinteria -- Case studies.
Education -- Parent participation -- California -- Carpinteria -- Case studies.
Home and school -- California -- Carpinteria -- Case studies.
Critical pedagogy -- California -- Carpinteria -- Case studies.
ISBN 0750704691 (cl : alk. paper)
0750704705 (pb : alk. paper)