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ERIC Number: EJ879932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
Making Meaning of Everyday Practices: Parents' Attitudes toward Children's Extracurricular Activities in the United States and in Italy
Kremer-Sadlik, Tamar; Izquierdo, Carolina; Fatigante, Marilena
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v41 n1 p35-54 Mar 2010
This article focuses on children's engagement in extracurricular activities from the perspective of middle-class parents in Rome, Italy, and Los Angeles, California. Analysis of parents' accounts captured in interviews and ethnographic fieldwork reveals that both sets of parents perceive activities as important for children's success. Yet Roman parents consider activities as part of "children's world," downplaying intense involvement and performance. Conversely, L.A. parents view activities as preparing children for adult life, emphasizing competition and accomplishment. (Contains 1 table and 13 excerpts.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy (Rome); United States