ERIC Number: EJ633412
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
The Narrative Construction of Differing Conceptions of the Person in the Development of Young Children's Social Understanding.
Richner, Elizabeth S.; Nicolopoulou, Ageliki
Early Education and Development, v12 n3 p393-432 Jul 2001
Used a systematic interpretive analysis of preschoolers' spontaneous narratives over the school year to study the development of their conceptions of the person. Found that girls constructed a socially embedded and interdependent person who becomes increasingly individuated and self-consciously responsible. Boys created a separate and agonistic person, who increasingly becomes a stable, autonomous, and self-conscious mental agent. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue topic: "Language Socialization and Children's Entry into Schooling."