Teaching the alphabet: An exploratory look at maternal instruction in Mexican American families

Robert P. Moreno

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-205
Number of pages15
JournalHispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Linguistics and Language

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