Children Learn by Observing and Contributing to Family and Community Endeavors: A Cultural Paradigm: Volume 49

Children Learn by Observing and Contributing to Family and Community Endeavors: A Cultural Paradigm: Volume 49 : A Cultural Paradigm

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Children Learn by Observing and Contributing to Family and Community Endeavors, the latest in the Advances in Child Development and Behavior Series provides a major step forward in highlighting patterns and variability in the normative development of the everyday lives of children, expanding beyond the usual research populations that have extensive Western schooling in common.

The book documents the organization of children's learning and social lives, especially among children whose families have historical roots in the Americas (North, Central, and South), where children traditionally are included and contribute to the activities of their families and communities, and where Western schooling is a recent foreign influence. The findings and theoretical arguments highlight a coherent picture of the importance of the development of children's participation in ongoing activity as presented by authors with extensive experience living and working in such communities.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 450 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 27.94mm | 860g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128031212
  • 9780128031216

Table of contents

1. A Cultural Paradigm - Learning by Observing and Pitching In Barbara Rogoff, Rebeca Mejia-Arauz and Maricela Correa-Chavez

Children Observing and Pitching In 2. Collaborative Work or Individual Chores: The Role of Family Social Organization in Children's Learning to Collaborate and Develop Initiative Rebeca Mejia-Arauz, Maricela Correa-Chavez, Ulrike Keyser Ohrt, and Itzel Aceves-Azuara 3. Children's Everyday Learning by Assuming Responsibility for Others: Indigenous Practices as a Cultural Heritage across Generations David Lorente Fernandez 4. Supporting Children's Initiative: Appreciating Family Contributions or Paying Children for Chores Andrew D. Coppens and Lucia Alcala 5. Adults' Orientation of Children - and Children's Initiative to Pitch in - to Everyday Adult Activities in a Tsotsil Maya Community Margarita Martinez-Perez 6. Respect and Autonomy in Children's Observation and Participation in Adults' Activities Fernando A.Garcia 7. The Hidden Life Behind `Observing' and `Pitching in:' Mayan Children's Creation of Learning Ecologies by Initiative and Co-operative Actions Lourdes de Leon 8. Children's Avoidance of Interrupting Others' Activities in Requesting Help: Cultural Aspects of Considerateness Omar Ruvalcaba , Barbara Rogoff , Angelica Lopez , Maricela Correa-Chavez and Kris Gutierrez 9. Young Children's Attention to What's Going On: Cultural Differences Katie G. Silva, Priya M. Shimpi , Barbara Rogoff and Santa Cruz 10. Dia De Los Muertos: Learning about Death through Observing and Pitching In Isabel T. Gutierrez, Karl S. Rosengren and Peggy J. Miller

Learning by Observing and Pitcing in (LOPI) Fits with Cultural Cosmovisions 11. Conceptions of Educational Practices Among the Nahuas of Mexico: Past and Present Marie-Noelle Chamoux 12. Learning to Inhabit the Forest: Autonomy and Interdependence of Lives from a Mbya-Guarani Perspective Carolina Remorini 13. Learning and Human Dignity are Built Through Observation and Participation in Work Rafael Cardoso Jimenez 14. Learning by Observing, Pitching In and Being in Relations in the Natural World Megan Bang, Ananda Marin, Douglas Medin and Karen Washinawatok 15. Using History To Analyze The Learning by Observing and Pitching In (Lopi) Practices Of Contemporary Mesoamerican Societies Ruben Flores, Luis Urrieta, Marie-Noelle Chamoux, David Lorente Fernandez and Angelica Lopez 16. "My Teacher is Going to Think They're Crazy": Responses to LOPI Practices in U.S. First Grade Classrooms Jennifer Keys Adair 17. Learning by Observing and Pitching-In and the Connections to Native and Indigenous Knowledge Systems Luis Urrieta 18. Children's Participation in Ceremonial Life in Bali: Extending LOPI to other Parts of the World Yolanda Corona, Dewa Ayu Eka Putri and Graciela Quinteros
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Praise for the Series: "This book is useful, not only for scholars already interested in the specific topics reviewed, but for anyone open to the scientific process." --Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography
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About Maricela Correa-Chvez

Maricela Correa-Chavez is an assistant professor of developmental psychology at Long Beach State University in California. Her work centers on understanding children's learning as a cultural practice that develops through participation in activity with others in communities that have Indigenous Mexican and Central American roots, focusing particularly on how children use forms of attention and communication in learning that are different from the forms of attention and communication expected by the institution of school. She has conducted research on these topics in Mexico and Guatemala, as well as in the United States with both immigrant and middle-class families. Dr. Correa-Chavez received her doctoral degree in Developmental Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her work has been funded by the Ford Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the American Educational Research Association/Institute for Educational Sciences, the UC Linguistic Minority Research Institute, and the Foundation for Child Development. Rebeca Mejia-Arauz is faculty professor and researcher in the Department of Health, Psychology, and Community at ITESO University, Guadalajara, Mexico. She obtained the doctoral degree in Developmental Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, the M. Sc. in Social Psychology at the London School of Economics, and a specialty in Cognitive Development at ITESO University, in Mexico. Her line of research focuses on sociocultural and cognitive development, specifically on processes of social interaction, participation, and communication for learning. Her current research projects study cultural contrasts in interaction, attention, communication and collaboration among Indigenous and urban children; children's out-of-school practices in urban and Indigenous contexts; cultural and intergenerational family transformations affecting children's participation in cultural activities and their education and development; and children's literacy development in urban Mexico. She is representative of Latin America and The Caribbean at the International Society for Cultural and Activity Research; she is a member of the National System of Researchers (SNI) in Mexico. In 2014 she received the award for Research Trajectory and Contributions to Knowledge in Psychology from the Society of Intervention Psychologists of the State of Jalisco. Barbara Rogoff is UC Santa Cruz Foundation Distinguished Professor of Psychology. She received the 2013 Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Cultural and Contextual Factors in Child Development, from the Society for Research in Child Development. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Education, Association for Psychological Sciences, American Anthropological Association, American Psychological Association, and American Educational Research Asociation. She has been Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Kellogg Fellow, Spencer Fellow, and Osher Fellow of the Exploratorium. She has served as Editor of Human Development and committee member for the U.S. National Academy of Science.
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