Exploring Sociocultural Perspectives on Race, Culture, and Learning Journal Article uri icon



  • This article explores the potential uses and extensions of sociocultural theoretical perspectives for integrating and further developing research on race, culture, and learning. Two bodies of literature are discussed and synthesized: (1) sociocultural theory and (2) studies on race, culture, and learning. The article proposes how a sociocultural lens might provide insight and suggests new lines of research on issues of race, culture, and learning. The authors argue for the extension of each of four lines of research in the sociocultural tradition: a concern with multiple levels of analysis, cultural practices as a unit of analysis, tools and artifacts as mediating action, and learning as shifts in social relations. In doing so, the authors raise critical questions for the field of education to consider.

publication date

  • December 1, 2006

Date in CU Experts

  • February 17, 2015 9:55 AM

Full Author List

  • Nasir NS; Hand VM

author count

  • 2

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0034-6543

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1935-1046

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 449

end page

  • 475


  • 76


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