Funds of knowledge for scholars: The translation of theory and its implications

Samuel David


This paper sets out to unearth the roots of funds of knowledge theory, to look at how a collection of theories, ideologies, and methods were brought together by diverse actors at one historical moment to launch an educational brand with remarkable power. In the process, it will be shown that this historical and biographical exploration can shed light on the way that theories evolve as they are translated across disciplines, texts, and contexts. This analysis is particularly relevant in the field of education, where the translation of theory into practice is both central to the dicipline and often deeply problematic.


funds of knowledge; theory

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