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Protean Literacy
Extending the Discourse on Empowerment

ISBN 9780815373766
Published May 28, 2019 by Routledge
162 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1996. During the author's decade of critical ethnography in Carpinteria, California, she has illuminated the intricate relationships between 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Community Landscape 2. Participatory Voices 3. Building on Family Strengths 4. Shapeshifting: A Self of Many Possibilities 5. Protean Pedagogy 6. Dimensions of Change

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