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ERIC Number: EJ852158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
Five- to 8-Year-Old Emirati Children's and Their Teachers' Perceptions of War
Buldu, Mehmet
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v23 n4 p461 Sum 2009
This study examined 5- to 8-year-old Emirati children's and their teachers' perceptions of war. Data for this study were collected through drawings and semi-structured interviews. A phenomenological procedure was used to analyze the data. Younger children could not articulate the details of the specific nature of war. Many children defined war as bad for morally relevant reasons. Results demonstrated age- and gender-related differences in children's understanding of war. Participant teachers stated negative attitudes toward war and could not justify why wars happen, and reported that they did not cover this topic unless it was emerged from children. (Contains 6 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Arab Emirates