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ERIC Number: EJ763206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Cultural Variation in Children's Social Organization
Mejia-Arauz, Rebeca; Rogoff, Barbara; Dexter, Amy; Najafi, Behnosh
Child Development, v78 n3 p1001-1014 May-Jun 2007
This article examines how 31 triads of 6- to 10-year-old children from 3 cultural backgrounds organized their interactions while folding Origami figures. Triads of children whose families had immigrated to the United States from indigenous heritage regions of Mexico (and whose mothers averaged only 7 grades of schooling) coordinated more often as an ensemble, whereas triads of European heritage U.S. children whose mothers had extensive schooling more often engaged dyadically or individually. When the European heritage children did engage as an ensemble, this often involved chatting rather than nonverbal conversation regarding folding, which was more common among the Mexican heritage children. Mexican heritage U.S. triads whose mothers had extensive schooling showed an intermediate pattern or resembled the European heritage children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico