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ERIC Number: EJ981808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
A Qualitative Analysis of School Concept on Primary School Students
Yildiz, S. Armagan
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v12 n2 p623-626 Spr 2012
Child drawing, known as language of thinking, is as an effective tool of expression as written language. The use of paper, composition, and colors are meaningful for professionals. In this research, it is intended to determine the primary school students' perception of the school and schemas with their drawings of school. Case study which is one of the qualitative research methods is used in the research. Within the framework of this aim, 5 girls and 5 boys, totally 10 participants, whose ages change between 6 and 12, have taken part in the study. As data collection techniques, drawing a picture, observation, and interview methods have been used. The data gathered are analyzed through content analysis. According to the results of the research, participants perceive the school as a formal structure. As a concept, school is drawn with its rules and physical qualities. Personal differences between participants are reflected in terms of the composition and colors of the drawings.
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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: Turkey