Tribute Video and Words

The two clips below are a testimony of how Dr. Jim Cummins has inspired the work of many educators and researchers worldwide as can  be seen in the many and varied forms they have chosen to express their appreciation for him as a scholar and as the remarkable and extremely approachable human being he is. To put it in Dr. Cummins’ words, the Tribute Slideshow contains traditional text words sent by many of his students and colleagues; whereas, the Tribute Video engages in a multimodal and multilingual collage of clips, slides, and even music created all by Dr. Cummins’ friends. Therefore, as per Cummins’ Transformative Multiliteracies framework, both clips complement each other. Thus, we encourage you to watch both clips, get inspired, and take Dr. Cummins’ work to the next level in contributing to critically examine and transform education wherever you are visiting us from!

Tribute Slideshow

Tribute Video


Here are some references related to participation in clubs at school. Please consider adding references using the comments box below.

Bennett, M. (1998). Intercultural communication: A current perspective. In M. J. Bennett (Ed.), Basic concepts of intercultural communication (pp. 1-34). Yarmouth, MN: Intercultural Press.

Bohnert, A., Fredricks, J. and Randall. E. (2010) Capturing unique dimensions of youth organized activity involvement- Theoretical and methodological considerations Review of Educational. 80(4), 576-610.

Byram, M. (2006). Developing a concept of intercultural citizenship. In G. Alfred, M. Byram & M. Fleming (Eds.), Education for intercultural citizenship: Concepts and comparisons (pp. 109-129). Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters Ltd.

Byram, M., Esarte-Sarries, V., Taylor, S., & Allatt, P. (1991). Young people’s perception of other cultures. In D. Buttjes & M. Byram (Eds.), Mediating languages and cultures: Toward an intercultural theory of foreign language education (pp. 103-119). Clevedon, Avon: Multilingual Matters.

Byram, M., & Morgan, C. (1994). Teaching-and-learning language-and-culture. Avon, UK: Multilingual Matters Ltd.

Byram, M., & Risager, K. (1999). Language teachers, politics and cultures. Clevedon, England: Multilingual Matters.

Darling, N., Caldwell, L. L., & Smith, R.  (2005). Participation in school-based extracurricular activities and adolescent adjustment. Journal of Leisure Research, 37, 51-76.

Fantini, A. E. (1999). Comparisons: Towards the development of intercultural competence.Chicago, IL: NTC.

Feldman, A. and Matjasko, J. (2005). The role of school-based extracurricular activities in adolescent development: a comprehensive review and future directions. Journal of Adolescence.30, 313-322.

Feldman, A. and Matjasko, J. (2007). Profiles and portfolios of adolescent school-based school-based extracurricular activity participation Review of Educational Research. 75(2) 159-210.

Bridget Fitzgerald Gersten (1998). Culture clubsTESOL Journal. 7(5).

Kort-Butler, L. and Hagewen, K. (2012). School-based extracurricular activity involvement and adolescent self-esteem: A growth-curve analysis. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 40(5) 568-581.

Knifsend, C. and  Graham, S. (2012) Too much of a good thing? How breadth of extracurricular participation relates to school-related affect and academic outcomes during adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 41(3), 379-389.

McNeil, R. (1998). High school extracurricular activities: Closed structures and stratifying patterns of participation. The Journal of Educational Research. 91(3), 183-191

Wenger, E. (1998). Communities of practice: Learning, meaning, and identity. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Taylor, L. K. (2004). Creating a Community of Difference: Understanding Gender and Race in a high school ESL Anti-discrimination Camp. In B. Norton & A. Pavlenko (Eds.), Gender and TESOL (pp. 95-110)TESOL Publications.