Learning in Cultural Context: Family, Peers, and School

Hardcover | January 7, 2005

EditorAshley E. Maynard, Mary I. Martini

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This volume focuses on the cultural aspects of learning and cognitive processes, examining the theory, methods, findings, and applications in this area. The chapter authors cover such topics as family context, peer interaction and formal education.

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This volume focuses on the cultural aspects of learning and cognitive processes, examining the theory, methods, findings, and applications in this area. The chapter authors cover such topics as family context, peer interaction and formal education.

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What events take place at the intersection of cultural identity, education, and experience? How can they be measured, replicated? How can teachers use such personal phenomena to enhance student performance?Extensively researched, Learning in Cultural Context explores vital links between informal education and academic progress through ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 0.35 × 0.25 × 0.98 inPublished:January 7, 2005Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306486830

ISBN - 13:9780306486838

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Introduction: Cultural Learning in ContextAshley E. MaynardSection I: Cultural Practices and Ways of Learning in Informal SettingsChapter 1: Sociocultural Contexts of LearningMary GauvainChapter 2: Sustainability of Daily Routines as a Family OutcomeThomas S. Weisner, Catherine Matheson, Jennifer Coots, and Lucinda BernheimerChapter 3: An Ethnomodel of Teaching and Learning: Apprenticeship of Zinacantec Maya Women's TasksAshley E. Maynard and Patricia M. GreenfieldSection II: Cultural Approaches to Supporting Early Learning in PreschoolersChapter 4: Ola Ka Inoa (The Name Lives): Culture at Home and Early Education Outcomes of Hawaiian ChildrenShawn Kana`iaupuni and Iwalani ElseChapter 5: Cultural transmission of social knowledge in preschool: A Costa Rican perspectiveHelen DavisChapter 6: Features of Teaching Associated with Significant Gains in Language Test Scores by Hawaiian Preschool ChildrenMary MartiniChapter 7: Learning Connections: A home-school partnership to enhance emergent literacy and emergent math skills in at-risk preschoolersBarbara DeBaryshe and Dana GoreckiSection III: Approaches to Supporting Learning in Middle- and High-School SettingsChapter 8: "You Cannot Cheat the Footwork": Moral Training in Adolescent Dance ClassesLaurie Schick Chapter 9: Enacting the Five Standards of Effective Pedagogy in a Culturally Relevant High School ProgramLois Yamauchi, Tasha Wyatt-Beck, and Jacquelin H. CarrollChapter 10: Aligning Practice to Theory: Attitudes of Students in Re-cultured and Comprehensive High SchoolsNina Buchanan