Translanguaging Conversation Question 1: What do you mean by the Translanguaging Stance?

Here is a short clip of what you can expect from a series of recorded conversations between the authors of The Translanguaging Classroom: Leveraging Student Bilingualism for Learning, Ofelia García, Kate Seltzer, and Susana Ibarra Johnson, that will be available through Caslon Learning.

In this 2-minute clip Ofelia García explains the concept of the juntos stance. The juntos stance is informed by three beliefs of joint collaboration:
1. Students’ language practices and cultural understanding encompass those they bring from home and communities, as well as those they take up in schools. These practices and understanding work juntos (together) and enrich each other.
2. Students’ families and communities are valuable sources of knowledge and must be involved in the education process juntos.
3. The classroom is a democratic space where teachers and students juntos co-create knowledge, challenge traditional hierarchies, and work toward a more just society.

Publication: The Translanguaging Classroom: Leveraging Student Bilingualism for Learning

Topic: Professional Development


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