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Brokering Tareas
Mexican Immigrant Families Translanguaging Homework Literacies
Brokering Tareas
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Steven Alvarez - Author
Price: $85.00 
Hardcover - 212 pages
Release Date: November 2017
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-6719-1

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Summary

Provides concrete examples of homework mentorship and positive academic interventions among immigrant families.

Brokering Tareas examines a grassroots literacy mentoring program that connected immigrant parents with English language mentors who helped emerging bilingual children with homework and encouraged positive academic attitudes. Steven Alvarez gives an ethnographic account of literacies practices, language brokering, advocacy, community-building, and mentorship among Mexican-origin families at a neighborhood afterschool program in New York City. Alvarez argues that engaging literacy mentorship across languages can increase parental involvement and community engagement among immigrant families, and he offers teachers and researchers possibilities for rethinking their own practices with the communities of their bilingual students.

Steven Alvarez is Assistant Professor of English at St. John’s University.


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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments

Introduction
Muchas Manos Hacen Ligero Trabajo

1. Mexican New York City: Making Community at MANOS

2. Translanguaging Events: Homework Literacies at MANOS

3. Translanguaging in Practice: Homework, Linguistic Power, and Family Life

4. Brokering the Immigrant Bargain: Negotiating Language, Power, and Identity in Mexican Immigrant Families

5. Brokering Communities: Community Superación and Local Literacy Investment

6. Tareas, Community, and Brokering Care: Mentoring Local Languages and Literacies

Appendix A
A Note on Ethnographic Methodology

Appendix B
MANOS Member Contract

Notes
References
Index


Related Subjects
4-6719-1/4-6720-7(BB/RM/KRS)




 
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