Children in Immigrant Families Becoming Literate (Kobo eBook)

Children in Immigrant Families Becoming Literate By Catherine Compton-Lilly, Stephanie Shedrow, Dana Hagerman, Laura Hamman-Ortiz, Yao-Kai Chi, Jieun Kim, Sun Young Lee, Kristin Papoi, Erin Quast, Brooke Ward Taira, Bingjie Zheng Cover Image
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This original book offers a meaningful window into the lived experiences of children from immigrant families, providing a holistic, profound portrait of their literacy practices as situated within social, cultural, and political frames. Drawing on reports from five years of an ongoing longitudinal research project involving students from immigrant families across their elementary school years, each chapter explores a unique set of questions about the students’ experiences and offers a rich data set of observations, interviews, and student-created artifacts. Authors apply different sociocultural, sociomaterial, and sociopolitical frameworks to better understand the dimensions of the children’s experiences. The multitude of approaches applied demonstrates how viewing the same data through distinct lenses is a powerful way to uncover the differences and comparative uses of these theories. Through such varied lenses, it becomes apparent how the complexities of lived experiences inform and improve our understanding of teaching and learning, and how our understanding of multifaceted literacy practices affects students’ social worlds and identities.

Children in Immigrant Families Becoming Literate is a much-needed resource for scholars, professors, researchers, and graduate students in language and literacy education, English education, and teacher education.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781000568806
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 4th, 2022