Funds of Knowledge for Teaching: Using a Qualitative Approach to Connect Homes and Classrooms
L.C. Moll, C. Amanti, D. Neff, N. Gonzalez 1992 Theory into Practice v31 p132-141
A collaborative ethnographic study (education and anthropology) of the classroom and household practices of working-class Mexican families in Arizona. The authors define the key term "funds of knowledge" as the skills and knowledge that have been historically and culturally developed to enable an individual or household to function within a given culture, and argue that integrating funds of knowledge into classroom activities creates a richer and more-highly scaffolded learning experience for students.