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ERIC Number: EJ762192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Interdependence, Garbage Dumping, and Feral Dogs: Exploring Three Lifeworld Resources of Young Children in a Rural School
Johnson, Amy Suzanne; Baker, Allison; Bruer, Laura
Early Childhood Education Journal, v34 n6 p371-377 Jun 2007
In this article, we concentrate upon the lifeworld resources that comprise the funds of knowledge for children living in a rural community in the southeastern United States. Through interview conversations with a group of third grade children, we identified three lifeworld resources--interdependence, garbage dumping, and feral dogs--that rural teachers might draw on to generate curriculum that is connected to the community in which they teach. Through such connections rural teachers may increase the likelihood that they will remain teaching in rural schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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