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ERIC Number: EJ847663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
Responsibility and Reciprocity: Social Organization of Mazahua Learning Practices
Paradise, Ruth; de Haan, Mariette
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v40 n2 p187-204 Jun 2009
This article describes Mazahua children's participation in learning interactions that take place when they collaborate with more knowledgeable others in everyday activities in family and community settings. During these interactions they coordinate their actions with those of other participants, switching between the roles of "knowledgeable performer" and "observing helper." It is argued that experience with this way of interacting implies readiness to take on responsibility for carrying out important family and community activities, and an understanding of and capacity for reciprocity. Observations in a sixth-grade classroom with a Mazahua teacher and children show that children continued to interact in ways that allowed for collaborative task-oriented organization of classroom learning activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico