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ERIC Number: EJ1151361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1838-0689
Observing Children When Using Computers with a Focus on Their Self-Esteem
Hatzigianni, Maria; Margetts, Kay
International Research in Early Childhood Education, v1 n2 p69-86 2010
Children are born into a rich technological environment and by the time they attend preschool they already have accumulated a wide variety of technological experiences, skills and knowledge. This paper reports on part of a project undertaken in Melbourne, Australia, which had as a primary aim to explore the existence or not of a relationship between computer use and young (4-6 year old) children's self-esteem. Observing children's interactions with computers was one of the data collection methods utilised in this study. The twofold analysis of the observations, the findings related to self-esteem and children's interactions with computers are the focus of this paper and are considered to be interesting and useful for the early childhood educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
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