The Pedagogical Practices of an Immigrant Parent: Maintaining Heritage Language in the Home Context

  • Emma Chen University of Saskatchewan
Keywords: parent knowledge, heritage language, immigrant parents, learning at home, narrative inquiry

Abstract

The maintenance of heritage language is essential to immigrant children’s linguistic, cultural, and social development. While there is a large body of literature on heritage language, how heritage language is practiced at home remains largely unknown. Engaging in an autobiographical narrative inquiry, I tell and retell stories of our pedagogical practices in the home context. I seek to bridge the research gap with new understandings of the “parent knowledge” that immigrant parents bring to bear in heritage language education. I invite you into my home and immigrant family’s language journey to witness the efforts, challenges, and rewards of learning heritage language.

Published
2021-06-24
How to Cite
ChenE. (2021). The Pedagogical Practices of an Immigrant Parent: Maintaining Heritage Language in the Home Context . LEARNing Landscapes, 14(1), 29-43. https://doi.org/10.36510/learnland.v14i1.1026