Bilingual and Literacy Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations
Exploring Parent-Teacher Partnerships as Border Pedagogy: Supporting Emergent Bilingual Student Learning
Developed by a bilingual teacher educator in the U.S. working with in-service teachers serving predominantly bilingual students from U.S. and Mexico, this study is uniquely positioned to use innovative research in bilingual teacher education for empowering teachers to develop culturally and linguistically responsive border pedagogies. Specifically, this study explores parent-teacher partnerships as border pedagogy that supports emergent bilingual student teaching and learning. Aimed at disrupting traditional modes of research and practice grounded in monolingualism, this qualitative critical study uses the concept of border pedagogy as a theoretical framework to explore how 16 bilingual in-service teachers enrolled in a master’s program engaged in parent-teacher partnerships that supported bilingual and bicultural teaching and learning at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Mercuri, S. (2016). Exploring parent-teacher partnerships as border pedagogy: Supporting emergent bilingual student learning. Journal of Family Diversity in Education, 2(1), 52-69.
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