Book Title: Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World (Language and Literacy Series)
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Author: Django Paris
''All teachers committed to justice and equity in our schools and society will cherish this book.''
-- Sonia Nieto, professor emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
''This book is for educators who are unafraid of using education to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable.''
-- Pedro Noguera, University of California, Los Angeles
''This book calls for deep, effective practices and understanding that centers on our youths' assets.''
-- Prudence L. Carter, dean, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley
''For anyone interested in creating futures of possibility, promise, and potential through powerful pedagogies, this volume is a must-read with guidance and encouragement for our work.''
-- Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, Arizona State University
Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies raises fundamental questions about the purpose of schooling in changing societies. Bringing together an intergenerational group of prominent educators and researchers, this volume engages and extends the concept of culturally sustaining pedagogy (CSP)--teaching that perpetuates and fosters linguistic, literate, and cultural pluralism as part of schooling for positive social transformation. The authors propose that schooling should be a site for sustaining the cultural practices of communities of color, rather than eradicating them. Chapters present theoretically grounded examples of how educators and scholars can support Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, South African, and immigrant students as part of a collective movement towards educational justice in a changing world.
* A definitive resource on culturally sustaining pedagogies, including what they look like in the classroom and how they differ from deficit-model approaches.
* Examples of teaching that sustain the languages, literacies, and cultural practices of students and communities of color.
* Contributions from the founders of such lasting educational frameworks as culturally relevant pedagogy, funds of knowledge, cultural modeling, and third space.