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ERIC Number: EJ969226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Sibling Negotiations and the Construction of Literacy Events in an Urban Area of Tanzania
Frankenberg, Sofia Johnson; Holmqvist, Rolf; Rubenson, Birgitta; Rindstedt, Camilla
International Journal of Educational Development, v32 n6 p773-786 Nov 2012
This study presents findings from analyses of naturally occurring literacy events, where children jointly focus on reading and writing letters of the alphabet, illustrating social constructions of learning created through language and embodied action. Video recorded data from two different families living in an urban low-income area in Tanzania is presented to illustrate the findings. The analysis shows how participation frameworks are negotiated in terms of symmetries and asymmetries between younger and older siblings with both older and younger siblings initiating these frameworks: older siblings using different directives to guide the younger child's focus of attention and younger children both following and resisting such strategies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tanzania