Funds of Knowledge in Storytelling and Recipes
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Glocalization, or the relationship between the global and the local, identifies cultural and linguistic inequities that may be addressed through bilingual, multilingual, and multicultural education programs, including the use of translanguaging as a resource for students (Joseph & Ramani, 2012). To support our glocal societies and classrooms, it is increasingly important for institutions of teacher education to prepare teacher candidates to recognize, value, and draw upon students’ funds of knowledge as resources for learning in the classroom. This article describes an autobiographical assignment inviting elementary ELL teacher candidates to reflect on and share funds of knowledge through a digital story and focuses on one candidate’s journey in connecting this process to valuing her ELL students’ funds of knowledge to meet TESOL standards for supporting ELLs in their sociocultural contexts.