A researcher learns in depth about families/communities in order to design instruction that draws on children’s linguistic and cultural strengths.
This study requires IRB approval.
Faculty who could oversee this kind of project:
Laura Kelly, Laura Taylor
Teacher-researchers did home visits to learn about their students better and developed lessons based on families’ strengths and knowledge.
Gonzalez, N., Moll, L. C., & Amanti (Eds.). (2005). Funds of knowledge: Theorizing practices in households, communities, and classrooms. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. http://rhodescollege.worldcat.org/oclc/70780888