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Title: Funds of Knowledge
Subtitle: Theorizing Practices in Households, Communities, and Classrooms
Edited By: Norma Gonzalez
Luis Moll
Cathy Amanti

The concept of "funds of knowledge" is based on a simple premise: people
are competent and have knowledge, and their life experiences have given
them that knowledge. The claim in this book is that first-hand research
experiences with families allow one to document this competence and
knowledge, and that such engagement provides many possibilities for
positive pedagogical actions.

Drawing from both Vygotskian and neo-sociocultural perspectives in
designing a methodology that views the everyday practices of language and
action as constructing knowledge, the funds of knowledge approach
facilitates a systematic and powerful way to represent communities in
terms of the resources they possess and how to harness them for classroom

This book accomplishes three objectives: It gives reader the basic
methodology and techniques followed in the contributors' funds of knowledge
research; it extends the boundaries of what these researchers have done;
and it explores the applications to classroom practice that can result from
teachers knowing the communities in which they work.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0805849173
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320
Prices: U.S. $ 89.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0805849181
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320
Prices: U.S. $ 34.50