Steven Alvarez

Community Literacies en Confianza

Learning From Bilingual After-School Programs

National Council of Teachers of English 2017

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In this episode, I speak with Steven Alvarez about his book, Community Literacies en Confianza: Learning From Bilingual After-School Programs (National Council of Teachers...

In this episode, I speak with Steven Alvarez about his book, Community Literacies en Confianza: Learning From Bilingual After-School Programs (National Council of Teachers of English, 2017). This book highlights effective bilingual after-school programs and how their models can be applied to the traditional classroom contexts. We discuss the role of relationships and trust in fostering learning as well as emerging Latinx identities in the South.

Alvarez recommends the following books for listeners interested in his work and our conversation:

Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World by Django Paris
Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas About Race by H. Samy Alim
The Translanguaging Classroom: Leveraging Student Bilingualism for Learning by Ofelia García

Alvarez joins New Books in Education for the interview. To share your thoughts on the podcast, you can connect with him on Twitter at @chastitellez and on Instagram at @stevenpaulalvarez and @tacoliteracy.


Trevor Mattea is a teacher at Cascade Canyon School as well as an educational consultant and speaker. His areas of expertise include deeper learning, parent involvement, project-based learning, and technology integration. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at @tsmattea.

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