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ERIC Number: EJ1048579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
"Your Lunch Pail Is Silly!" Children's and Teachers' Views on Teasing
Harwood, Debra; Copfer, Sarah
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v29 n1 p26-41 2015
What is childhood like today? Is it a world fraught with endless joy, fun, and games, or are children experiencing a much different reality? A child's social interactions can be a source of great enjoyment and are essential to early development. Conversely, young children routinely experience tension, ambiguity, and conflict as they navigate the complexities of these early social relationships. An ambiguous behavior such as teasing can be challenging for children to negotiate and understand. These often subtle jabs can be vague and involve conflicting meanings and interpretations. How children negotiate the complexities within teasing and the impact on teachers and classroom life is not readily known. This qualitative study explored the perceptions of young children and teachers of teasing within a framework of their "real-world" experiences. The article highlights the findings in relation to how children's and teachers' "storied" perceptions of teasing may be positioned and juxtaposed so that a deeper understanding of how teasing is practiced in schools can be realized.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada