Questions in Lessons: Activity Settings in the Homes and School of Two Puerto Rican Kindergartners
Anthropology & Education Quarterly
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.
Volk, D. (1997). Questions in lessons: Activity settings in the homes and school of two Puerto Rican kindergartners. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 28(1), 22-49. doi:10.1525/aeq.19188.8.131.52