Heritage Briefs

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These Briefs give an overview of key topics in the field of community-based heritage language school education. We will continue to publish new Heritage Briefs as new topics arise. If you would like to publish a Brief, write to Joy Peyton, joy@peytons.us.

Good Partnership: A Collaboration Between Community-Based Schools and Public School - 2023 Wenjing (Grace) Xie

This Brief describes a rich collaboration among an Elementary School, a public school in the Chandler Unified School District of Arizona, and two Mandarin Heritage Language Schools, Contemporary Chinese School of Arizona and Arizona Hope Chinese School. It shows the many ways that teachers, students, and parents engage in many different activities that enrich all of them.

 Collaborating With Schools and Umbrella Organizations to Build Strong Schools and Programs - 2018 Angela Hasheva & Masako Douglas

Community-Based Heritage Language Schools: A Rich Part of the Language Landscape – 2018 Joy Kreeft Peyton, Marta McCabe, Ana Lucia Lico, Tommy Lu, Renate Ludanyi, & Sigrid Belluz

In addition, the Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages published a number of Heritage Briefs that are relevant to our work. You can read them here: Heritage Languages in America: Research: Frequently Asked Questions (cal.org)

Published: Friday, November 17, 2023