Children's Thinking About Cultural Universals by Jere Brophy, Janet Alleman

By Jere Brophy, Janet Alleman

Drawing on interview info, the authors describe K-3 scholars' wisdom and pondering easy features of the social global which are addressed within the undemanding social reports curriculum. The interviews concerned about human actions in terms of 9 cultural universals which are regularly addressed within the user-friendly social stories curriculum: nutrition, garments, look after, verbal exchange, transportation, relations dwelling, formative years, cash, and govt. This quantity synthesizes findings from the study and discusses their implications for curriculum and guide in early social stories. kid's considering Cultural Universals considerably expands the data base on advancements in kid's social wisdom and pondering and, additionally, offers a wealth of data to notify social reports educators' and curriculum builders' efforts to check guide to scholars' earlier wisdom, either via development on already constructed legitimate wisdom and by way of addressing universal misconceptions. It represents a quantum jump within the availability of data at the trajectories of kid's wisdom approximately universal themes in fundamental effortless social stories schooling.

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Doesn’t know/no relevant response 6 5 1 1 0 –36 1. Food provides energy or fuel 2. To avoid starvation, death; to stay alive 13 68 0 10 2 20 6 19 5 19 29 37 3. To grow (no further explanation) 4. To be healthy (no further explanation) 16 27 5 3 2 8 3 10 6 6 10 3 1 1 5 5. Food provides strength or assists body functioning (helps grow bone or muscle) 2A. What is food? 0. Doesn’t know/no relevant response 18 9 6 3 0 1. Lists food items without defining food 21 5 4 4 8 –36 2. Food is something that people eat 3.

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