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Asas da Florestania

Title: Asas da Florestania: languages and cultures at play in the forest-based citizenship literacy program in Brazil.
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Name(s): Ramos Sollai, Silvia, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Journal Article
Date Issued: 2017-11-10
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This methodological article applies the Continua of Biliteracy (Hornberger, 1989; Hornberger & Skilton-Sylvester, 2000) onto the curriculum and human resources of Asas da Florestania Infantil, namely Asinhas, a pre school initiative with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognition for its startling approach to the Acrean multilingual setting in northwestern Brazil. Overseen, forest-dependent, Acre’s identity is a traditional and hybrid cultures melting pot with sustainable rubber tapping advocates; indigenous land claimers; and Haitian refugees; where languages and literacy converge to legitimate the Brazilian linguistic and cultural diversity. Initially funded by national communication mogul Rede Globo and the World Bank, today, it also responds to municipal, state, and federal accountability. We concluded that Asinhas’ recruitment of Educational Agents to promote meaningful forest-based content at an anthropological home visits approach is an outstanding decentralization and multilingual setting and curriculum acknowledgement, despite its population underrepresentation and scaling-up limitations.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1551729766_0a896976 (IID), 10.15448/2178-3640.2017.2.28170 (DOI)
Keywords: Continua of Biliteracy, Asas da Florestania Infantil, Acre, multilingual setting and curricula.
Publication Note: Can also be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.15448/2178-3640.2017.2.28170.
Preferred Citation: Sollai, S. R. Asas da Florestania: languages and cultures at play in the forest-based citizenship literacy program in Brazil. BELT-Brazilian English Language Teaching Journal, 8(2), 133-147.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1551729766_0a896976
Use and Reproduction: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0)
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Brazilian English Language Journal BELT.
Issue: iss. 2, vol. 8

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Ramos Sollai, S. (2017). Asas da Florestania: languages and cultures at play in the forest-based citizenship literacy program in Brazil. Brazilian English Language Journal Belt. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1551729766_0a896976