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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