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ERIC Number: EJ1135191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2014-3591
Japanese and Korean Kindergartners' Perspectives of Play Using Photos
Izumi-­Taylor, Satomi; Ro, Yeonsun; Han, Jihee; Ito, Yoko
International Journal of Educational Psychology, v6 n1 p45-66 Feb 2017
The purpose of the study was to examine Japanese and Korean kindergarteners' perspectives by asking them to photograph play and explain why their photos represent play (photo elicitation interviews). The participants consisted of 50 kindergarteners on Japan's main island and 50 kindergarteners in South Korea. Japanese and Korean kindergartners were provided with digital cameras and were asked to photograph their views of play without adult accompaniment. Afterwards, the children were asked to describe why their photos represented play. "Can you tell me why this means play to you?" The data were analyzed using content and thematic analyses and the photos were reviewed along with children's responses. The thematic analysis of results revealed that Japanese and Korean kindergartners' perceptions were related to interactions with other children, pretend play, schoolyards, and toys or props. The findings of this study indicated the ways in which Japanese and Korean children's play perceptions were related to cultural and social contexts. Implications for early childhood education were also discussed.
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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: Japan; South Korea
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