Young children's ideas of different nations, peoples and cultures: a research perspective
Scoffham, S. 2017. Young children's ideas of different nations, peoples and cultures: a research perspective.
This paper brings together a range of research findings which have explored different aspects of international understanding over the past 50 years. The conclusion that emerges from the review is that children’s knowledge of their homeland and the wider world is liable to be both variable and partial. The evidence suggests that whilst children gather their knowledge about the world in multiple ways, schools can and do play a major role in developing their understanding. Chronological age, gender, social class and cultural background are some of the key factors that account for differences between groups and individuals. Travel experience, exposure to picture books and electronic media and the influence of stereotypes also impact on children’s understanding.
|Charney Manor Primary Geography Conference: Reflections on Primary Geography
|Publication process dates
|08 Mar 2017
|24 Feb 2017
|Accepted author manuscript
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