ERIC Number: EJ822769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
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Perceptions of Community and Experiences in School: Understanding the Opportunities, Resources, and Education within One Neighborhood
Wiseman, Angela M.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v36 n4 p333-338 Feb 2009
The purpose of this study is to consider how mothers of kindergartners navigate their families' experiences within a community and how their children's school experiences affect their interactions and investment in a place. The questions this research asks is: How do mothers define and describe their neighborhood? What role does the school play as mothers navigate their children's experiences in the community? Findings indicate that the way that families conceptualize and manage their context indicates that their values, needs, and life aspirations, which are clearly connected to their experiences and perceptions of the school.
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Mothers, Student Attitudes, Kindergarten, Educational Experience, School Role, Student Experience
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
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