Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Skip to main content

Understanding communities through the eyes and voices of children

Share
Description:
The present study, guided by a child rights framework, aimed to gain insight into young children's perspectives of their communities and to explore the effectiveness of PhotoVoice methodology during this process. Thirty-two children aged three to five years from a childcare centre and a kindergarten classroom from an urban neighbourhood captured photos of their community with disposable cameras, and verbally narrated descriptions of their photos to their teachers and the research team. Analyses of the photos and narratives show that young children are able to effectively talk about their communities. Various themes related to relational and residential communities emerged from the interviews, such as family, peers, home, and neighbourhood. PhotoVoice is found to be an effective research tool with young children, supporting and encouraging expression from them. A number of unanticipated positive outcomes and benefits of the PhotoVoice process are also discussed. (author abstract)
Resource Type:
Reports & Papers
Country:
Canada

- You May Also Like

These resources share similarities with the current selection. They are found by comparing the topic, author, and resource type of the currently selected resource to the rest of the library’s publications.

Just ask me again: An analysis of receptive vocabulary performance of children from low-income environments

Reports & Papersview

Linking survey data with commercial or administrative data for data quality assessment

Reports & Papersview

Identifying the needs of prekindergarten children: A focus on health, wellbeing, and family environment

Reports & Papersview