Cruzando el Puente: Building bridges to funds of knowledge

Norma González, Luis C. Moll

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What can be learned from the Puente experience about identifying and incorporating local funds of knowledge of Latino communities into precollege preparation? This article focuses on how Puente teachers and students can enhance their practice and mutual learning through ethnographic fieldwork in the students' home community. Through investigating the many local funds of knowledge that can be utilized to validate students' identities as knowledgeable individuals who can use such knowledge as a foundation for future learning, both teachers and students can engage in a critical pedagogy predicated on resources and not deficits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-641
Number of pages19
JournalEducational Policy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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