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ERIC Number: EJ794852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1476-718X
Maternal Teaching Strategies in Four Cultural Communities: Implications for Early Childhood Teachers
Wang, Xiao-lei; Bernas, Ronan; Eberhard, Philippe
Journal of Early Childhood Research, v3 n3 p269-288 2005
This article examines maternal everyday teaching strategies in Chinese, American, Hutterite, and Native American cultural communities. It moves beyond a theoretical framework based on distancing by suggesting that effective adult teaching strategies are contextually and culturally determined. The authors urge early childhood educators to make efforts to understand the complexity of a child's home learning environment and to maximize the learning potential of every child by taking advantage of his/her funds of knowledge in early childhood education settings. (Contains 7 tables, 1 figure and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A