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ERIC Number: EJ781898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
Learning about "Learning Identities" in the School Arithmetic Practice: The Experience of Two Young Minority Gypsy Girls in the Greek Context of Education
Chronaki, Anna
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v20 n1 p61-74 Mar 2005
The present study explores the experience of two young Gypsy girls in solving school arithmetic tasks in interaction with an adult who supports their participation. Along with learning the use of arithmetic tools, a basic element concerning the experience of the two girls as they try to gain entry into the school practice is learning about developing relevant "learning identities." Analysis of the girls' interaction with an adult identifies that the type of "learning identities" required involve at least two dimensions: (a) learning to value the use of formal arithmetic tools, and (b) learning about relevant ways of behaving in the school mathematics practice. (Contains 6 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Greece