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ERIC Number: EJ1111552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-718X
Learning about Children's School Preparation through Photographs: The Use of Photo Elicitation Interviews with Low-Income Families
Miller, Kyle
Journal of Early Childhood Research, v14 n3 p261-279 Sep 2016
As part of a larger project on the transition to kindergarten, eight families volunteered for a photography-based study. The purpose of this study was to gain further insight into how low-income families prepare children for kindergarten. Following a photo elicitation approach, eight families used a digital camera for 1 week to document activities they did with their children to prepare them for school. Families then participated in a follow-up interview to discuss the meaning behind the images. Interview data were thematically analyzed, and findings suggested that school readiness for families involved both traditional school-like activities and nontraditional everyday activities. A variety of nontraditional images often not associated with preparing children for school were captured by participants, suggesting that many home-based activities may go unrecognized by the early childhood community. Implications for early childhood professionals are discussed, specifically related to building on family strengths.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin (Madison)
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