Toward Culturally Sustaining Teaching: Early Childhood Educators Honor Children with Practices for Equity and Change, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Toward Culturally Sustaining Teaching

Early Childhood Educators Honor Children with Practices for Equity and Change, 1st Edition

Edited by Kindel Turner Nash, Crystal Polite Glover, Bilal Polson


168 pages | 25 B/W Illus.

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Demonstrating new strategies for effective teaching and learning related to topics such as translanguaging, literacy assessment, and arts integration, this book reveals how 2-person teacher partnerships can help implement, facilitate, and maintain culturally relevant and responsive early literacy teaching in diverse contexts. This book shares the story of five teacher-teacher dyads who worked together in two-person teams across university-school contexts to study, generate, and evaluate culturally sustaining literacy practices in early childhood classrooms across the country. Insightful and instructive, the narratives in this collection model how to create positive and mutually beneficial dynamics among teachers, students, their families and communities.

Table of Contents

Series Editor Foreword, Valerie Kinloch and Susi Long

Introduction, Crystal Glover, Bilal Polson, and Kindel Nash

Chapter 1: Theoretical and Historical Underpinnings of Culturally Sustaining Teaching in Early Childhood Literacy Education, Kindel Nash, Bilal Polson, and Crystal Glover

Chapter 2: Translanguaging as a Culturally Sustaining Literacy Teaching in a Dual-language Preschool Classroom, Kindel Nash and Iris Patricia Piña

Chapter 3: Art and Storying With Children and Mothers, Julia López-Robertson and Mary Jade Haney

Chapter 4: Border Crossing in Transforming Early Childhood Teaching and Teacher Education, Mariana Souto-Manning and Jessica Martell

Chapter 5: Together Ensuring Students’ Voices are Heard, Stories are told and Interests put into Action, Bilal Polson and Alicia Boardman

Chapter 6: Growing Our Village and Our Vision: The Power of Shared Knowledge in an Early Childhood Classroom, Crystal Glover and Chinyere Harris,

Chapter 7: Conclusion: A Call to Action: Approaches, Strategies, and Practices for Culturally Sustaining Literacy Teaching in Early Literacy Classrooms, Bilal Polson, Kindel Nash, and Crystal Glover


About the Editors

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

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

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

About the Series

NCTE-Routledge Research Series

The NCTE-Routledge Research Series

Series Editors

Valerie Kinloch, The Ohio State University

Susi Long, University of South Carolina


The NCTE-Routledge Research Series, copublished by the National Council of Teachers of English and Routledge, focuses on literacy studies in P-12 classroom and related contexts. Volumes in this series are invited publications or publications submitted in response to a call for manuscripts. They are primarily authored or co-authored works which are theoretically significant and broadly relevant to the P-12 literacy community. The series may also include occasional landmark compendiums of research.

The scope of the series includes qualitative and quantitative methodologies; a range of perspectives and approaches (e.g., sociocultural, cognitive, feminist, linguistic, pedagogical, critical, historical, anthropological); and research on diverse populations, contexts (e.g., classrooms, school systems, families, communities), and forms of literacy (e.g., print, electronic, popular media).

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