Funds of Knowledge and Discourses and Hybrid Space

Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Resource Type:
Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Informal/Formal Connections, K-12 Programs
Audience: 
Middle School Children (11-13) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | Health and medicine
Access and Inclusion: 
Low Socioeconomic Status
Urban
Organization:
Michigan State University
Description: 

This article examines how effectively a curriculum designed for a sixth grade classroom in a low income urban middle school was adapted utilize the funds of knowledge that existed among the students. The author discusses how all students draw on information that they obtain from their environment in the classroom and that this is often difficult for students in science classrooms in urban areas. The curriculum that is examined was for a unit that explored food and nutrition. The authors examine what funds of knowledge the students did bring into the classroom and how they were able to utilize this knowledge in the food and nutrition unit.

Citation
ISSN:
0022-4308
Publication Name: 
Journal of Research in Science Teaching
Volume: 
46
Number: 
1
Page Number: 
50

Team Members

Edna TanEdna TanAuthor

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