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Partnering with Immigrant Communities : Action Through Literacy

Partnering with Immigrant Communities : Action Through Literacy

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ISBN-13: 9780807757215
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 04/08/2016
Series: Language & Literacy Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,279,717
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword María E. Franquiz xi

1 The Community Literacies Project: Social Justice Education in a Diverse Parish 1

Contesting Views on Immigration 3

Literacies of Immigrant Youth and Families: An Emphasis on Agency 8

Precarity and Its Relevance to Education 10

A Way of Being in Community: Fostering Interdependence in Research 12

The Aquinas Center 16

Discourse Communities at St. Thomas Aquinas: A Pluriversal Conceptual Model 18

Overview of the Book 22

2 Aquinas Center: Designing a Space of Radical Hospitality 27

A History of the Space 28

Reusing, Repurposing, and Reclaiming 30

Aesthetics of Identity and Change 31

Responsiveness and Mutuality in Center Initiatives 33

Conclusion 37

3 Participatory Research with Parents: Mobilizing Social Capital to Support Children's Education Mary Yee Karim Mostafa Gerald Campano 39

Building the Community Collaboration Process 40

Indonesian Parents at the Parish 41

Parental Involvement from the Ground Up 42

Accesses and Coconstructing Knowledge 43

Developing Community Capacity 48

Reflections: Lessons Learned 52

4 Collective Advocacy in a Latina/o Family ESOL Class Maria Paula Ghiso Alicia Rusoja Emily Schwab 54

Publics and Counterpublics 55

Discursive (Counter)Publics Around Latina/os and Immigration 56

Codesigning Our Intergenerational Learning Space 57

Sharing "Class News" 58

Curricular Inquiries Based on the Class News 61

Conclusion 63

5 Cultivating Civic Engagement Through Literacy: Francisco's Community Service Project Robert LeBianc Bethany J. Welch 66

Religious Engagement, Civic Engagement 67

Community Leader, Organizer, Public Speaker 69

Conclusion 75

6 Bidirectional Learning in a School-University Partnership Lan Ngo Katrina Bartow Jacobs Gerald Campano Maria Paula Ghiso David E. Low 78

Case 1 Linking a Graduate-Level Course with Mrs. Cruz's Classroom 79

Case 2 Young Children's "inquiry into College" and Visit to Campus 84

Conclusion 90

7 Multiliteracies, the Arts, and Postcolonial Agency David E. Low Gerald Campano 92

The Comics Inquiry Community 95

(Co)Ceating Graphics: Randy's Lines of Flight 97

Conclusion 101

8 The Community Researchers Project: The Role of Care in Critical Work Grace Player Lan Ngo Gerald Campano Maria Paula Ghiso 103

Background and Orientation of the Project 104

Our Stance on Critical Literacy: Beginning with Care 105

Researching from the Realities of Their Lives 106

"A wound on our education system": Martin's Documentary Inquiry 107

Intergenerational Care 111

Moving Forward Together 113

9 Ethical and Professional Norms in Community-Based Research 115

Developing Norms: Working the Dialectic of Theory and Practice 116

Current Ethical and Professional Research Norms 118

Conclusion 126

10 Collaboration and Advocacy in a Cosmopolitan Counterpublic 127

Educational Advocacy 127

Educational Precarity 128

Returning to Our Conceptual Model: Nourishing Hope Through Collaborative Research and Practice 129

Congregation: A Precondition for Solidarity 130

First Circle of Solidarity: Communities of Inquiry with Educators 132

Second Circle of Solidarity: Community Networks and Groups 134

Third Circle of Solidarity: Our Youth 136

Toward a Vision of Social and Educational Justice 138

References 141

Index 155

About the Authors 163

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