Young children's perceptions of their classroom environment: perspectives from England and India

Mallika Kanyal, Linda Cooper

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    Abstract

    This chapter explores the use of different participatory methods to enable us to understand children's perceptions of their school experience. It is based on a study carried out with 12 5–6-year-old children from a primary school in south-east England and 15 5–6-year-old children from a school in northern India. The chapter's aims are twofold: first, to discuss the use of qualitative participatory methods – children's drawings, children's pair interviews and photographic/video evidence of different areas of the class/setting, taken/videoed by children themselves – as a means to understand children's perceptions of their classroom experience and, second, to interpret children's meaning ...
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCross-cultural perspectives on early childhood
    EditorsTheodora Papatheodorou, Janet Moyles
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
    Chapter4
    Pages58-72
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)9781446207543, 9781446207550
    DOIs
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Oct 2012

    Keywords

    • Children
    • Classrooms
    • England
    • India
    • Interviews
    • Learning environment
    • Tokenism

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