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ERIC Number: EJ1180287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1743-9884
Children Using "Facebook": Teachers' Discursive Constructions of Childhood
Chang-Kredl, Sandra; Kozak, Stephanie
Learning, Media and Technology, v43 n2 p211-215 2018
Conceptualizations of childhood are powerful determinants of adults' interactions with children, and technology and social networking systems are affecting the nature of teachers' knowledge of childhood. We analyzed questionnaire responses from 57 elementary-level teachers from Quebec regarding children's use of "Facebook". Through discourse analyses, we found four common images of childhood (child as innocent, evil, future adult, and agent) present in the teachers' responses; however, the context of social media brought to fore questions about adult surveillance at a time of generational pliability and teachers' self-understanding in relation to their knowledge of children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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