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ERIC Number: EJ794750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Everyday Pedagogy: Lessons from Basketball, Track, and Dominoes
Nasir, Na'ilah Suad
Phi Delta Kappan, v89 n7 p529-532 Mar 2008
In this article, the author explores common characteristics of some out-of-school learning environments for African American students, drawing on findings from several studies of cultural and community practices--the game of dominoes, high school track and field, and middle and high school basketball. The author focuses on the broader question of how students in out-of-school settings learn to be competent in those settings. The environments studied had two critical characteristics: (1) participation in them was organized to support key psychosocial issues, such as belonging and identification; and (2) learning in them was scaffolded in multiple ways by expert participants. The article concludes with a discussion of potential implications for classroom learning that can foster the success of a wider range of students, including those who tend to be marginalized. (Contains 4 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A