How do you ask things of your children? : request styles at school and in the home

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How do you ask things of your children? : request styles at school and in the home

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Title: How do you ask things of your children? : request styles at school and in the home
Author: Wolf, Kate
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Psychology
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Running Time: 251901 bytes131587 bytes
Issue Date: 2004
Abstract: The goal of this study was to examine the pattern of requests used by teachers and mothers, given that requests form a significant component of the language used with children. Naturally occurring kindergarten teachers' lessons and mothers' play sessions with their kindergarten aged children were taped and each request the adult made was identified and coded along different dimensions. Analyses showed that both teachers and mothers used frequent requests and that teachers used slightly more overall requests. Teachers also used significantly more hints, need or want statements, and non-designated requests than did mothers. Relevance to the transition from home to school, children's ability to comprehend requests, and their developing theory of mind are all discussed and linked to ideas for future research.
Subject: Teachers -- Language
Subject: Cognition in children
Subject: Parents -- Language
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/740

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Wolf, Kate. "How do you ask things of your children? : request styles at school and in the home". 2004. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/740.

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