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ERIC Number: EJ927801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
Constructing Membership Identity through Language and Social Interaction: The Case of African American Children at Faith Missionary Baptist Church
Peele-Eady, Tryphenia B.
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v42 n1 p54-75 Mar 2011
In this article, the author explores how African American children in a Black church Sunday school community in northern California developed positive membership identity. Focal participants were Sunday school children ages 9 to 12 and their Sunday school teachers. Drawn from a two-year ethnographic study, data showed that adults prepared children for membership through an interactive framework of instruction, which also formed the base for communicative competence in the setting. The author describes this framework and offers new insight into conditions that give rise to African American student success. (Contains 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California