La Cosecha/The Harvest: Sustainable Models of School-Community Engagement at a Bilingual Program

Ariana Mangual Figueroa, Patricia Baquedano-López, Beatriz Leyva-Cutler

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Abstract

This article examines the culminating activity-la cosecha or the harvest-in a yearlong project in which teachers at a bilingual afterschool program and staff from a citywide environmental advocacy group taught students to plant, harvest, and sell produce grown at the school site. The authors show how students are socialized to become empowered members of their heritage-language community as they participate in harvest-related activities and co-construct shared beliefs about environmental and social justice. By examining the interactions between adults and students, our findings extend previous research highlighting the pedagogical and communicative resources employed in educational heritage-language settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-63
Number of pages21
JournalBilingual Research Journal
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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