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Miller, Suzanne S. – Childhood Education, 2012
In 1966, the author was part of the first group of Peace Corps volunteers in Micronesia. Acquired by the United States in WWII, Micronesia became a U.S. Trust Territory. It since has become an independent country, but through a "Compact of Free Association" (2003), the United States provides some financial support, and Micronesians are…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Financial Support, Disadvantaged
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Rogoff, Barbara – Childhood Education, 2012
Over more than three decades spent researching cultural aspects of how children learn, the author has had the opportunity to learn about how individuals and cultural communities change and continue. During her research on children's learning by observing and "pitching in" in a Mayan community in Guatemala, the author learned a great deal…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Cultural Context, Cultural Background, Foreign Countries
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Loughlin, Catherine E.; Suina, Joseph H. – Childhood Education, 1983
Observing children's use of space and utilizing materials gathered from the community are discussed as ways of reflecting community in the classroom environment. (RH)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Community Characteristics, Elementary Education, Guidelines