• Funds of Knowledge in Higher Education

  • Book Synopsis

    Refining and building on the concept in a sophisticated and multidisciplinary way, this book uses a funds of knowledge approach and connects it to other key conceptual frameworks in education to examine issues related to the access and transition to college, college persistence and success, and pedagogies in higher education. Research on funds of knowledge has become a standard reference to signal a sociocultural orientation in education that seeks to build strategically on the experiences, resources, and knowledge of families and children, especially those from low-income communities of color. Challenging existing deficit thinking in the field, the contribution of this unique and timely book is to apply this concept to and map future work on funds of knowledge in higher education.

  • Table of Contents

  • PART 1

    Enriching the Concept of Funds of Knowledge

    1. Introduction: The Need for a Funds of Knowledge Approach in Higher Education Contexts

    Cecilia Rios-Aguilar and Judy Marquz Kiyama

    2. A Complementary Framework: Funds of Knowledge and the Forms of Capital

    Cecilia Rios-Aguilar and Judy Marquez Kiyama

    3. A Review of Existing Research on Funds of Knowledge and the Forms of Capital

    Judy Marquez Kiyama, Cecilia Rios-Aguilar, and Molly Sarubbi

    4. From Incarceration to Community College: Funds of Knowledg, Community Cultural Wealth, and Critical Race Theory

    Luis Gustavo Giraldo, Adrian H. Huerta, and Daniel Solorzano

    5. La Loteria as Creative Resistance: The Funds of Knowledge, Critical Pedagogy, and Critical Race Theory in Art Education

    Luis-Genaro Garcia

    PART 2

    College Access and Persistence

    6. College Aspirations and Limitations: The Role of Educational Ideologies and Funds of Knowledge in Mexican American Families

    Judy Marquez Kiyama

    7. A Family Affair: Examining College-Going Among Sub-Saharan African Immigrants in the U.S. Through a Funds of Knowledge Lens

    Chrystal A. George Mwangi

    8. "Hacerle la Lucha": Examining the Value of Hard Work as a Source of Funds of Knowledge of Undocumented, Mexican Ivy League Students

    Gloria Itzel Montiel

    PART 3

    Funds of Knowledge as a Pedagogical Tool for Student Success in Higher Education

    9. Aligning Practice With Pedagogy: Funds of Knowledge for Community College Teaching

    Juana Mora and Cecilia Rios-Aguilar

    10. Learning From Students' Career Ideologies and Aspirations: Utilizing a Funds of Knowledge Approach to Reimagine Career and Technical Education (CTE)

    Rebecca Colina Neri

    11. Funds of Knowledge as a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Higher Education

    Judy Marquez Kiyama, Cecilia Rios-Aguilar, and Regina Deil-Amen

    12. Conclusion: The Future of Funds of Knowledge in Higher Education

    Judy Marquez Kiyama and Cecilia Rios-Aguilar

  • About the Editors

  • Judy Marquez Kiyama is an Associate Professor in the Higher Education department at the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education.  Dr. Kiyama’s research examines the structures that shape educational opportunities for underserved groups through an asset-based lens to better understand the collective knowledge and resources drawn upon to confront, negotiate, and (re)shape such structures. Her research is organized in three interconnected areas: the role of parents and families; equity and power in educational research; and underserved groups as collective networks of change.

    Cecilia Rios-Aguilar is Associate Professor of Education and Director of the Higher Education Research Institute in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Rios-Aguilar’s research is multidisciplinary and uses a variety of conceptual frameworks―funds of knowledge and the forms of capital―and of statistical approaches―regression analysis, multilevel models, GIS, and social network analysis―to study the educational and occupational trajectories of under-represented minorities. Dr. Rios-Aguilar’s research interests include critical quantitative research methods, big data, social media, community colleges, and educational policies. She obtained her Ph.D. in Education Theory and Policy from the University of Rochester, her M.S. in Educational Administration from the University of Rochester, and her B.A. in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

  • To Order

  • You can order copies with our publisher, Routledge: Orders can be placed directly with the Routledge customer service department by phone: 800-634-7064, by fax: 800-248-4724, or through the internet: www.routledge.com            

    • ISBN 978-1-1382-1383-8 (Hardcover)
    • ISBN 978-1-1382-1389-0 (Softcover)
    • ISBN 978-1-3154-4732-2 (eBook)
  • Book Event

  • If you are interested in organizing a book event, please contact: Judy Marquez Kiyama (Judy.Kiyama@du.edu) or Cecilia Rios-Aguilar (rios-aguilar@gseis.ucla.edu).

This portfolio last updated: 12-Oct-2019 7:41 PM