Child Deficit Analysis

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Poor and working class children are often seen as “deficit” or not as smart as the rest of the children. From common knowledge alone we should be able to understand that this is far from the truth. But for some, research needs to be put forth to prove that these poor and working class children are not stupid. Moll, Amanti, Neff & Gonzalez (2005) and Rodriguez-Brown (2010) both strive to discuss how these groups of children are intelligent, which is something we should assume of all children until proven otherwise.
Rodriguez-Brown (2010) explains how Latino parents do not do any teaching of their children before they get to school. Most of them assume that it is the teacher 's job but also a lot of them do not have to English education to even
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The overall goal of this program, as discussed by Rodriguez-Brown (2010), is so that Latino parents can be more involved with the education of their children. The program has four components: literacy modeling, literacy opportunity, literacy interaction, and home-school connection. Although each of these have their own individual purpose, together they work to make sure parents are more equipped with the literacy tools they need for themselves and their children as well as a foundation for connection to the school (Rodriguez-Brown,…show more content…
This can include a student 's culture. In Moll, Amanti, Neff & Gonzalez (2005) they discuss an example of this with the candy. A student named Carlos was witnessed selling candy at home and therefore the teacher chose to incorporate candy into the lesson plan. She did so in a way that allowed each student to think about candy in a way they may normally not. At the end of the students activity, which took place over many days, a parent of one of the students came in to show them how to make a Mexican candy (Moll, Amanti, Neff & Gonzalez, 2005). This section of the article was particularly important for two reasons. One is because it showed the importance of incorporating home cultures into the classroom but it also gave a pretty detailed lesson plan, that as a future educator should be something to always be on the lookout
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