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

Kanyal, Mallika and Cooper, Linda (2012) Young children's perceptions of their classroom environment: perspectives from England and India. In: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Early Childhood. SAGE Publications, London, UK, pp. 58-72. ISBN 9781446207543

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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 making of their classroom experience using the cultural-historical framework of understanding human behaviour.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2012 11:16
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 19:02
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/249877

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