ERIC Number: EJ563352
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Conceptual Change in Astronomy: Models of the Earth and of the Day/Night Cycle in American-Indian Children.
Diakidoy, Irene-Anna; Vosniadou, Stella; Hawks, Jackson D.
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v12 n2 p159-84 Jun 1997
Examines perceptions concerning the shape of the earth and the causes of the day/night cycle among American Indian children. Interviews with 26 Lakota/Dakota elementary children revealed a preference for a synthetic model of the earth and animistic explanations for the day/night cycle. Includes excerpts from the interviews. (MJP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A