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Christine Mulcahey

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Understanding Children's Perspectives: Sixth Graders Talk About Their Art, Christine Mulcahey Dec 1999

Understanding Children's Perspectives: Sixth Graders Talk About Their Art, Christine Mulcahey

Christine Mulcahey

Abstract This exploratory study investigates children's perspectives on artistic representation. Unstructured weekly interviews with a group of sixth graders for ten weeks allowed for a negotiated and shared understanding of children's views. The talk of the children, in relation to a collection of each child's drawings, constitute the primary data for the study. Analysis of interview data suggests three primary themes: categories for understanding, a children's world, and children's talk about art. The children's categories for thinking about ideas and events appear to be flexible and tentative, and to allow for variation and subdivisions ...