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ERIC Number: EJ884861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
Attention to Instruction Directed to Another by U.S. Mexican-Heritage Children of Varying Cultural Backgrounds
Lopez, Angelica; Correa-Chavez, Maricela; Rogoff, Barbara; Gutierrez, Kris
Developmental Psychology, v46 n3 p593-601 May 2010
Children commonly observe and pitch in to ongoing activities in Indigenous communities of Mexico, according to ethnographic research. The present study examines the generality of this approach to learning by comparing its use among Mexican immigrants of two cultural backgrounds in the United States. Results showed more sustained attention to (and learning from) instruction directed to another person by 22 U.S. Mexican-heritage 6- to 11-year-old children whose families likely have experience with Indigenous practices (and limited involvement in Western schooling), compared with 16 U.S. Mexican-heritage children whose families have extensive involvement in Western schooling (and related practices). (Contains 1 footnote, 3 tables, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California