ERIC Number: ED133061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Self-Perception of Children Starting School (SIS).
National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
This is a preliminary report on the project titled "Self-Perception of Children Starting School." The project's main concern is to describe and analyze the type of personal development produced by everyday school life, in terms of such concepts as self-perception and self-evaluation. The purpose of the project is to: (1) describe the situation of the child in school together with changes occurring in that situation; (2) describe outward conditions in the school environment which may have a bearing on the child's opportunities for developing self-perception; (3) try to understand the child's experience of itself and its surroundings and any changes occurring in that experience; (4) analyze the relationships between outward conditions and the child's opportunities for developing self-perception. Theory and concepts are discussed such as: the rationale for the study of self-perception; some central concepts of the theory of identity: security, activity and dialogue; and premises of a theory concerning the relationship between school and society. Some empirical first impressions are noted and research methods (participant observation and interviews and conversations) are described. (MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.