The Past, Present, and Future of "Funds of Knowledge"

Norma González, Leisy Wyman, Brendan H. O'Connor

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42 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to the Anthropology of Education
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781405190053
StatePublished - Jul 14 2011


  • "Funds of Knowledge" - body of scholarship and practice in anthropology
  • Anthropologists of education - call for a deeper analytical engagement with complex systems
  • Changing political context - for ethnographic teacher research
  • FofK perspective - teachers reporting as transformative, shift of emphasis from "culture" to "practice"
  • Interventions - the past, present, and future of "Funds of Knowledge"
  • Social relationships of reciprocity and mutual trust with families (confianza)
  • Teachers using FofK approach - needing space, time and supportive networks
  • Theorizing of practices - excavating richly layered knowledge bases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences

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