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Toward Culturally Sustaining Teaching
Early Childhood Educators Honor Children with Practices for Equity and Change





ISBN 9780815363774
Published July 17, 2020 by Routledge
172 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Demonstrating equitable practices and strategies that move toward culturally sustaining teaching such as translanguaging, explorations of children’s literature, alternative modes of literacy assessment, photography and arts integration, student-driven poetry units, and more, this book shares the stories of four teacher–teacher dyads who worked together across university–school contexts to study, generate, and evaluate culturally relevant and sustaining literacy practices in early childhood classrooms across the country. Highlighting the voices and roles of children, families, community members, and teachers of Color, this book suggests new ways for all teachers to build and sustain relationships that are relevant and work toward being sustaining; and anticipates and offers solutions for challenges that arise in these contexts. Insightful and instructive, the narratives in this collection model how to create positive and mutually beneficial dynamics among teachers, children, and their families and communities.

This book offers a timely resource for pre-service teachers, teachers, scholars, faculty, and graduate students in language and literacy education, early childhood education, and culturally relevant, responsive, and sustaining teaching.

Table of Contents

Foreword 

CHAPTER ONE: EDUCATION FOR THE HUMAN SOUL:  CULTURALLY SUSTAINING PEDAGOGIES AND THE LEGACY OF LOVE THAT GUIDES US

Kindel Nash, Bilal Polson, and Crystal Glover

CHAPTER TWO: TRANSLANGUAGING PEDAGOGIES IN A BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL CLASSROOM

Kindel Turner Nash and Iris Patricia Piña

CHAPTER THREE: TOWARD CULTURALLY SUSTAINING PEDAGOGY: ENGAGEMENTS WITH LATINA MOTHERS THROUGH LATINO/LATINA CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

Julia López-Robertson with Mary Jade Haney

CHAPTER FOUR: TOGETHER ENSURING STUDENTS’ VOICES ARE HEARD, STORIES ARE TOLD, AND LEGACIES ARE PUT INTO ACTION

Bilal Polson and Alicia Arce-Boardman

CHAPTER FIVE: GROWING OUR VILLAGE: THE POWER OF SHARED KNOWLEDGE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY

Crystal Glover and Chinyere Harris

CHAPTER SIX: CULTURALLY RELEVANT PEDAGOGIES AS THE NORM: LESSONS LEARNED, ACTION STEPS, AND QUESTIONS TO HELP US MOVE TOWARD CULTURALLY SUSTAINING PEDAGOGIES

Dinah Volk and Erin Miller

Afterword 

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Editor(s)

Biography

Kindel Turner Nash is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA.

Crystal Polite Glover is an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at Winthrop University, USA.

Bilal Polson is the Principal of Northern Parkway School in Uniondale, New York, USA.