Maternal Scaffolding in Two Museum Exhibition Halls

July 1st, 2007 | RESEARCH

This article overviews a study in which 31 mother-child pairs were observed in two different museum settings--traditional exhibits and family-oriented exhibits--and the mothers' behavior was recorded. Experimenters reported that mothers used higher-level verbal teaching to children in the traditional setting than in the child- or family-oriented setting.


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Team Members

California State University, Los Angeles, Contributor
Leah Melber, Author, California State University, Fresno


Identifier Type: doi
Identifier: 10.1111/j.2151-6952.2007.tb00276.x

Publication: Curator: The Museum Journal
Volume: 50
Number: 3
Page(s): 341


Audience: Families | Museum | ISE Professionals | Parents | Caregivers
Discipline: Education and learning science
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Aquarium and Zoo Exhibits | Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits