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2006.09.22> For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.2358 - e-mail: bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu

"Funds of Knowledge" Talk Set for Oct. 3 at UNO

Omaha - Luis Moll, associate dean for academic affairs and a professor of language reading and culture at the University of Arizona College of Education, will visit the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Tuesday, Oct. 3, to lead a discussion on connecting funds of knowledge and classroom learning.

The event will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the W.H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center Bootstrapper Hall. It is free and open to the public, but groups of five or more are asked to send an e-mail with their attendance numbers to tstran@mail.unomaha.edu.

Moll will share video depicting brief segments of families in action and ask for the audience's perspective from a "funds of knowledge" viewpoint, examining the accumulated bodies of knowledge of households that reflect the social, political, economic, historical and cultural contexts of families.

His presentation will provide background in the theoretical framework and methodological issues related to his research of the connection among culture, psychology and education – especially as it relates to the education of Latino children in the United States.

An elected member in the National Academy of Education, Moll has also published a co-edited volume titled Funds of Knowledge: Theorizing Practices in Households, Communities, and Classrooms (Erlbaum).

For more information, contact Carol Lloyd at (402) 554-3471 or clloyd@mail.unomaha.edu.

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