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  • 1. Intercultural Issues: BiliteracyThomas DeVere Wolsey, Ed. D. Walden UniversityVirtual Presentation at Universidad Distrital Franscisco Jose de Caldas June 15, 2011


  • Defining Biliteracy
  • Program
  • Curriculum

Biliteracy 3.

  • Problematizing
  • Tasks
    • Simulations, case study, field work, readings, inquiry

Biliteracy 4.

  • What is Technology?(Hughes, 2004)
  • What does it have to do with literacy and intercultural engagement in the classroom?

Technology 5.

  • Culture and Literacy
      • Literacy is a social practice
      • Culture is the expression of social practice
      • Identity

Biliteracy and Culture 6.

  • Culture and Literacy
      • When cultures meet
      • Language as a resource(Gonzalez, Moll, & Amanti, 2005)
      • Language is the technology of critical thinking

Biliteracy and Culture 7. Biliteracy and CultureSource : / 8.

  • Culture and Literacy
      • Literacy can be the lens, a kind of tool, for cross-cultural engagement.

Biliteracy and Culture 9.

  • Culture of the Classroom

Biliteracy and Culture 10.

  • Honigsfeld,A.,Giouroukakis, V., and Garfinkel, J . (2011).Immigrant literature in the secondary English classroom:Rationale and recommendations.The California Reader , 44(3), 25-31.

The Literature Students Read 11.

  • Gonzalez N. Molll, L. C. & Amanti. C. (2005).Funds of knowledge: Theorizing practices in households and classrooms.New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
  • Hughes, T. (2004).Human-built world: How to think about technology and culture. Chicago: University of Chicago.



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