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Brooker, Liz – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2003
This paper discusses one aspect of the findings from an ethnographic study of the ways in which four-year-old children learn, and are taught, at home and in their Reception class. The children were from two distinctive cultural backgrounds within the same urban neighbourhood: one-half belonged to UK ("Anglo") families, and one-half to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Ethnography, Educational Experience
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Brooker, Liz – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2003
An ethnographic study explored cultural belief systems of four-year-olds' families and school staff from Anglo and Bangladeshi families in England. Case study of one child/family illustrates how parental beliefs about childhood, the home, uses and purposes of literacy, and children's learning influence children's school experience. How data were…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Case Studies, Child Rearing, Early Childhood Education