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De aquí y de allá: Changing perceptions of literacy through food pedagogy.
Community Literacy Journal (2015)
  • Lucia Dura, University of Texas at El Paso
  • William Medina-Jerez, Univerisity of Texas at El Paso
  • Consuelo Salas, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Virginia Hill, The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso
Abstract
In this article we describe La Escuelita Afterschool Program, an
interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, after-school literacy partnership on the
U.S.–Mexico border. The Escuelita Program used food pedagogy to tap into
funds of knowledge, bridging home and school literacies. In doing so, the
program challenged deficit thinking and enhanced K-6 students’ curiosity
and engagement around traditional subjects: science, math, reading, and
writing. Through a process of experimental curriculum design and a variety
of qualitative data collection methods, we discuss how food pedagogy can
help to change deficit-based narratives and how it helps expand the scope of
literacy acquisition.
Disciplines
Publication Date
Fall September 1, 2015
Citation Information
Durá, L., Salas, C*., Medina-Jerez, W., & Hill, V. (2015). De aquí y de allá: Changing perceptions of literacy through food pedagogy, asset-based narratives, and hybrid spaces. Community Literacy Journal, 10(1), 21-39.