1st Edition

Cultural Identity in Kindergarten A Study of Asian Indian Children

By Susan Laird Mody Copyright 2005
    252 Pages
    by Routledge

    250 Pages
    by Routledge

    The purpose of this study is to explore play and story as forms of early childhood discourse in which cultural identity is both constructed and expressed in the Asian Indian community.

    Acknowledgements Abstract List of Tables 1. Introduction and Methodology Statement of the Problem Research Questions Conceptual Framework Settings Methodology 2. Literature Review Cultural Identity in Social Worlds Children in Social Worlds Play and Discourse Studies in Ethnicity Asian Cultural Identity 3. Stony Brook: Stepping Stone to Success School Context: Constraint, Memory and Diversity Classroom Culture: Private Offices and Memory Machines Peer Interactions: Team and Familial Networking Styles Home is a Different Story The Ascriptive-Assertive Identity Stream Convergence of Voice in Rhetorical Practice 4. Fair Bridge: Trying to Mix School Context: Learning to be Friendly Classroom Culture: Time for Talk and Work Peer Interactions: Role Elaborations in Play Networks Visible Families, Separate Neighborhoods Identities in Dialogic Streams Varieties in Expressive Practice 5. Glimpses of Indian Familial Contexts Amalgamating, Incorporating and Proliferating Identity Interests Local Views of Indian Family Relationship Styles General Patterns in Talk and Play 6. Cultural Recognitions Harmonies: Mirroring Selves Discords: Constructing Safety Zones Boundary Work in Comic, Scary and Moral Discourse Kindergarten Ontologies 7. Conclusions Summary Implications References A ppendices A. Parent Consent Form B. Parent Consent Form in Spanish C. Stony Brook Demographics D. Fair Bridge Demographics


    Susan Laird Mody