Edited by a diverse group of expert collaborators, the Handbook of the Cultural Foundations of Learning is a landmark volume that brings together cutting-edge research examining learning as entailing inherently cultural processes. Conceptualizing culture as both a set of social practices and connected to learner identities, the chapters synthesize contemporary research in elaborating a new vision of the cultural nature of learning, moving beyond summary to reshape the field toward studies that situate culture in the learning sciences alongside equity of educational processes and outcomes. With the recent increased focus on culture and equity within the educational research community, this volume presents a comprehensive, innovative treatment of what has become one of the field’s most timely and relevant topics.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Reconceptualizing Learning: A Critical Task for Knowledge-Building and Teaching
CAROL D. LEE, NA’ILAH SUAD NASIR, ROY PEA, AND MAXINE MCKINNEY DE ROYSTON
Part 1. Human Evolution, Physiological Processes, and Participation in Cultural Practices
MARTIN PACKER AND MICHAEL COLE
CAROL D. LEE, ANDREW N. MELTZOFF, AND PATRICIA K. KUHL
MARGARET BEALE-SPENCER, CARLY OFFIDANI-BERTRAND, KESHIA HARRIS, AND GABRIEL VELEZ
LEOANDRA ONNIE ROGERS, R. JOSIAH ROSARIO, AND JANENE CIELTO
FRANCISCO J. ROSADO-MAY, LUIS URRIETTA JR., ANDREW DAYTON, AND BARBARA ROGOFF
Part 2. Discourse, Positioning, Argumentation, and Learning in Culture
RAY MCDERMOTT AND ROY PEA
JUDITH L. GREEN, CYNTHIA BROCK, W. DOUGLAS BAKER, AND PAULINE HARRIS
SARAH LEVINE, DANIELLE KEIFERT, ANANDA MARIN, AND NOEL ENYEDY
ALFREDO J. ARTILES, DAVID ROSE, TAUCIA GONZALEZ, AND AYDIN BAL
NELSON FLORES AND ERICA SALDÍVAR GARCÍA
Part 3. Learning Across Contexts
NA’ILAH SUAD NASIR, MAXINE MCKINNEY DE ROYSTON, BRIGID BARRON, PHILLIP BELL, ROY PEA, REED STEVENS, AND SHELLEY GOLDMAN
TRYPHENIA B. PEELE-EADY AND ELIZABETH BIRR MOJE
SHIRLEY HEATH, MICHELLE J. BELLINO, AND MAISHA WINN
H. SAMY ALIM, DJANGO PARIS, AND CASEY PHILIP WONG
BETH WARREN, SHIRIN VOSSOUGHI, ANN S. ROSEBERY, MEGAN BANG, AND EDD V. TAYLOR
Part 4. Reframing and Studying the Cultural Nature of Learning
SUBINI ANCY ANNAMMA AND ANGELA BOOKER
EZEKIEL DIXON-ROMAN, JOHN JACKSON, AND MAXINE MCKINNEY DE ROYSTON
KRIS GUTIÉRREZ, A. SUSAN JUROW, AND SEPEHR VAKIL
WILLIAM R. PENUEL
LOUIS M. GOMEZ, MANUELITO BIAG, AND DAVID G. IMIG
Part 5. Implications for Policy and Practice
ARNETHA F. BALL AND GLORIA LADSON-BILLINGS
LINDA DARLING HAMMOND
Na’ilah Suad Nasir is the sixth President of the Spencer Foundation and former Professor of Education and African American Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, USA.
Carol D. Lee is Professor Emeritus of Education and Social Policy, Learning Sciences, and African American Studies at Northwestern University, USA.
Roy Pea is David Jacks Professor of Education and Learning Sciences and Director of the Learning Sciences and Technology Design PhD program at Stanford University, USA.
Maxine McKinney de Royston is Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.