Imagine the next generation: multiple voices on childhood experience from Turkey

  • Mehmet Toran, Özge Hacıfazlıoğlu
  • Early Child Development and Care, April 2018, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2018.1458717

Imagine the next generation: multiple voices on childhood experience from Turkey

What is it about?

This study aims to reveal the meanings attached to the concept of childhood and discuss how it is conceptualized and shaped with cultural attributes by parents and preschool teachers.

Why is it important?

Results showed that parents and preschool teachers placed the child as the representative of the moral values as well as emphasizing the obedience as one of the main qualities that a child should have. Their expectancies from their children seem to be in parallel with the meaning they attribute to childhood. Cultural, educational and psychological factors seem to be influential in the ways parents and preschool teachers define childhood.

Perspectives

Dr Mehmet Toran
Istanbul Kültür University

Writing this article was a great pleasure as it has co-authors with whom I have had long standing collaborations.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2018.1458717

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