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ERIC Number: EJ1071331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Social Situation of Development: Parents Perspectives on Infants-Toddlers' Concept Formation in Science
Sikder, Shukla
Early Child Development and Care, v185 n10 p1658-1677 2015
The social situation of development (SSD) specific to each age determines regularly the whole picture of the child's life. Therefore, we need to learn about the whole context surrounding children relevant to their development. The focus of the study is to understand parent's views on infant-toddler's science concept formation in the family context. Reviewed literature informs us that infants-toddlers experience small science concepts in everyday life. However, this work does not explain how these experiences contribute to the infants-toddlers' SSD. In this paper, parental interviews (four hours of video-audio data) have been analysed to understand this gap. The findings inform us that possibilities of science concept formation at the infant-toddler age are not any extra effort for parents; rather, the concepts could be developed as part of the SSD in everyday contexts. This research impacts on an under-researched area of infants' and toddlers' science concept formation in the family context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Bangladesh; Singapore
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