Friendship and Peer Culture in the Early Years (Language and Learning for Human Service Professions) (Hardcover)

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Based on a year-long micro-ethnography of a nursery school, this book presents a unique approach to childhood socialization by focusing directly upon the social, interactive, and communicative processes that make up the world of young children. It contains micro-sociolinguistic analyses of videotaped peer interactive episodes which are the basis of explanations of children's development and use of social concepts such as status, role, norms, and friendship. Stable features of peer culture in the nursery school are identified, and the importance of interpreting children's behavior from their own perspective is demonstrated. The author also addresses the implications of the findings for early childhood education.

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rsaro /f William /i A.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780893911744
ISBN-10: 0893911747
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: January 1st, 1985
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Language and Learning for Human Service Professions