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ERIC Number: EJ981943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1743-727X
Nostalgia, Transition and the School: An Innovative Approach of Using Photographic Images as a Visual Method in Educational Research
Shohel, M. Mahruf C.
International Journal of Research & Method in Education, v35 n3 p269-292 2012
The context of the study reported in this paper is the difficulties of transition from nonformal primary schools to formal secondary schools in Bangladesh. The difficulties affecting a smooth school transition relate not only to the making of new relationships and adapting to new norms in a new environment, but also to a very different approach to educating disadvantaged people between the different settings. The role of images is explored as part of a research process in which formal secondary school students made connections with their past experiences in nonformal primary schools. Interviews with photographic images in this context represent an innovative approach to learning about students' experiences, fitting with Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory. This theoretical framework focuses attention on the significance of the context at several levels of ecological systems to children's development. Images of their nonformal primary school represent an opportunity for nostalgia for new secondary school students, evoking strong feelings which illuminate the many dimensions of transitional challenges. (Contains 5 notes, 3 tables, 2 figures, and 12 images.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh