Friendship and Peer Culture in the Early Years

Friendship and Peer Culture in the Early Years

by William A. Corsaro
     
 

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780893911744
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1985
Series:
Language and Learnig for Human Service Professions Series
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

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