One, Two, Three, Eyes on Me! Adults Attempting Control versus Guiding in Support of Initiative

  title={One, Two, Three, Eyes on Me! Adults Attempting Control versus Guiding in Support of Initiative},
  author={Ruth Paradise and Rebeca Mej{\'i}a-Arauz and K. Gyselle H. Silva and Amy L. Dexter and Barbara Rogoff},
  journal={Human Development},
  pages={131 - 149}
This article examines and contrasts two distinct patterns of assisting children's learning that relate to adults' participation in different cultural practices: strategies to control children's attention and motivation versus supportive guidance including children's initiative. We report case studies of the instructional approaches taken by 4 research assistants who were asked to follow a script to casually demonstrate how to make an object, leaving room for children's initiative. The 2… Expand
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