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Teaching the alphabet: an exploratory look at material instruction in Mexican American families
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences (2002)
  • Robert P. Moreno, Syracuse University
Abstract

This study is part of a larger project that examines the instructional behaviors and beliefs of Mexican American mothers with their preschool-age children. A qualitative approach was used to explore the unique instructional conditions and practices used by five Mexican American mothers when teaching their preschool children the letters of the alphabet. The results of the study suggest that traditional approaches to examining mother-child teaching interactions mask the unique instructional condition faced by Mexican American mothers, specifically regarding the social organization of instruction and language use.

Publication Date
2002
Citation Information
Robert P. Moreno. "Teaching the alphabet: an exploratory look at material instruction in Mexican American families" Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences Vol. 24 Iss. 2 (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_moreno/13/