Along with understanding and combatting deficit models, my team has been working to document strengths of Indigenous- and Mexican-heritage children and families, such as inclusivity, helpfulness, initiative, collaboration, and keen attention. We have made five 3-minute research videos, that have won awards in NSF's annual contest, and have spawned very generative discussions. This year's video shows ways that Indigenous and Mexican-heritage families foster their children's contributions at home and help them learn to collaborate.
Rogoff, B., Coppens, A., Alcalá, L., Aceves-Azuara, I., Ruvalcaba, O., López, A., & Dayton, A. (2017). Noticing learners’ strengths through cultural research. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 12, 876-888.