ERIC Number: EJ623709
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Maternal Scaffolding in the Child's Zone of Proximal Development across Tasks: Cross-Cultural Perspectives.
Kermani, Hengameh; Brenner, Mary E.
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v15 n1 p30-52 Fall-Win 2000
Examined cultural differences in amount and type of maternal scaffolding of children's learning and effects on children's performance at goal-oriented and free play. Participants were Iranian immigrant and Anglo-American mothers and preschoolers. Found that culture related to mothers' choice of scaffolding strategies, and that maternal sensitivity to child's level of competence may carry greater weight than maternal communication patterns. (JPB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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