"The editors of The Arts and Emergent Bilingual Youth offer a timely and persuasive argument for ways to revitalize arts-based education in our increasingly diverse society. ... It becomes clear in reading this volume that the arts offer unique avenues for teachers and artists to create the conditions necessary for historically marginalized multilingual youth and their communities to claim a voice and a space for self-representation and action in our schools and society." Teachers College Record
The Arts and Emergent Bilingual Youth: Building Culturally Responsive, Critical and Creative Education in School and Community Contextsby Sharon Verner Chappell, Christian J. Faltis
The Arts and Emergent Bilingual Youth offers a critical sociopolitical perspective on working with emerging bilingual youth at the intersection of the arts and language learning. Utilizing research from both arts and language education to explore the ways they work in tandem to contribute to emergent bilingual students’ language and academic/b>
The Arts and Emergent Bilingual Youth offers a critical sociopolitical perspective on working with emerging bilingual youth at the intersection of the arts and language learning. Utilizing research from both arts and language education to explore the ways they work in tandem to contribute to emergent bilingual students’ language and academic development, the book analyzes model arts projects to raise questions about “best practices” for and with marginalized bilingual young people, in terms of relevance to their languages, cultures, and communities as they envision better worlds. A central assumption is that the arts can be especially valuable for contributing to English learning by enabling learners to experience ideas, patterns, and relationship (form) in ways that lead to new knowledge (content). Each chapter features vignettes showcasing current projects with ELL populations both in and out of school and visual art pieces and poems, to prompt reflection on key issues and relevant concepts and theories in the arts and language learning. Taking a stance about language and culture in English learners’ lives, this book shows the intimate connections among art, narrative, and resistance for addressing topics of social injustice.
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Meet the Author
Sharon Verner Chappell is Assistant Professor, Department of Elementary & Bilingual Education, California State University, Fullerton, USA.
Chris Faltis is Dolly and David Fiddyment Professor of Education and Director of Teacher Education, School of Education, University of California, Davis, USA.
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