Preparing FCS Professionals for a Multilingual Society: Building Community Through the Experiences of Multilingual Families
As demographics in the United States shift, family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals must be prepared to foster healthy communities that embrace multilingual families. Because hegemonic language ideologies challenge multilingual families, FCS professionals need to know how to inclusively reframe communities to honor multilingual families. Addressing FCS pre- and professional development, this paper introduces an interdisciplinary dialogue exploring the intersection of sociolinguistics and FCS. The paper offers (a) a modified ecological model reflecting linguistic communities and (b) a pedagogical framework for constructing affective learning outcomes inclusive of multilingual communities.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2014
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