Autores Fuertes: Practices of a Community Translingual Repertoire

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In this article, I share some of the findings from a community-engaged research project based at Autores Fuertes, a community literacy center, located in urban Philadelphia. Using an engaged, ethnographic case study approach, I conducted observations and interviews at the center, as well as taught translanguaging writing workshops. The findings showed that community language and literacy practices are translingual and complex, invalidating the notion that linguistic and cultural mismatches between home and school exists. Given the complexity of community translingual repertories, it is important that pedagogical spaces build upon these repertoires, which will develop children's language and literacy practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)558-569
Number of pages12
JournalReading Teacher
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Pharmacology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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