Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies

Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World

by Django Paris, H. Samy Alim 

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 school transformation. The authors propose that schooling should be a site for sustaining the cultural practices of communities of colour, 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 towards 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 colour; contributions from the founders of such lasting educational frameworks as cultrurally relevant pedagogy, funds of knowledge, cultural modeling, and third space.

Subjects: Education / Aims & Objectives, Education / Multicultural Education, Education / Philosophy, Education / Philosophy, Theory & Social Aspects, Theory & Social Aspects 

Publisher: Teachers College Press
Date: 2017
Pages: 304
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