Culturally Sustaining Instruction for Arabic-Speaking English Learners
Arabic is the second most common home language of English learners in the United States. Educators seek to design culturally sustaining pedagogy to develop Arabic-speaking English learners’ English skills while nourishing their heritage language and affirming their culture's values. The authors report on a series of interviews with three Arabic mothers on their perceptions of North American and Arabic award-winning picture books and their experience of reading with their children. Based on the analysis of the interviews, the authors put forward five culturally sustaining pedagogical possibilities.
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Louie, B., & Sierschynski, J. (2020). Culturally Sustaining Instruction for Arabic-Speaking English Learners. The Reading Teacher. https://doi.org/10.1002/trtr.1920