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Translanguaging: Towards a strength-based literacy curriculum

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posted on 2020-02-01, 00:00 authored by Glenn AuldGlenn Auld, Lena Djabibba, Joanne O'MaraJoanne O'Mara
In this article we discuss ways teachers might think about extending school-based language practices with home-based language practices for multi-lingual young people. We use an example of middle years aged young Aboriginal people storytelling around a mobile phone using a mixture of their preferred language, Ndjébbana, and English. The concept of translanguaging is defined and discussed, and the article considers how translanguaging transgresses and destabilises language hierarchies, and, at the same time, expands and extends practices that are typically valued in school literacy classes and in the everyday world of communities and homes. We consider the value of student-driven elements in the curriculum and the importance of the speaking and listening modes of the curriculum.

History

Journal

Literacy Learning: The Middle Years

Volume

28

Issue

1

Pagination

32 - 40

Publisher

Australian Literacy Educators' Association

Location

Crows Nest, NSW

ISSN

1320-5692

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal