Title

Questions in Lessons: Activity Settings in the Homes and School of Two Puerto Rican Kindergartners

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1997

Publication Title

Anthropology & Education Quarterly

Abstract

This ethnographic study describes continuities and discontinuities between a bilingual kindergarten and the homes of two Spanish-dominant Puerto Rican children. The concept of activity setting was used to explore the relation of culture to question use in lessons taught in both settings. Findings highlight a complex web of continuities and discontinuities and the importance of the joint construction of a culture of teaching and learning by parents, teachers, and children.

First Page

22

DOI

10.1525/aeq.1997.28.1.22

Volume

28

Issue

1