Latina Mothers and Daughters: Ways of Knowing, Being, and Becoming in the Context of Bilingual Family Science Workshops

Kayumova S., Karsli E., Allexsaht-Snider M., Buxton C.

ANTHROPOLOGY & EDUCATION QUARTERLY, vol.46, no.3, pp.260-276, 2015 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/aeq.12106
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.260-276
  • Keywords: mother-daughter pedagogies, family engagement, bilingual science, Latina adolescents, CHICANA FEMINIST EPISTEMOLOGY
  • TED University Affiliated: Yes


Building on previous research of family engagement and using perspectives drawn from Chicana/Latina feminist theories, in this ethnographic study we explored how Latina mothers and daughters negotiated and contested multiple ways of knowing during bilingual science family workshops. Our research illustrated that critical pedagogies Latina mothers enacted in spaces intersecting family, school, and community contexts and how they navigated aspects of (in)visibility, language, and womanhood were important in their daughters' educational being and becoming.