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From the refrigerator door to the art gallery floor : young children's experiences with the display of their own visual artwork

Boone, Danielle J. (2008) From the refrigerator door to the art gallery floor : young children's experiences with the display of their own visual artwork. Professional Doctorate thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

The practice of displaying young children’s visual artwork in early childhood classrooms poses a number of questions about the child and his or her work. Following Giorgi’s approach to phenomenological research, this thesis focused on children’s lived experiences of art display. 13 children between the ages of 4 and 6 years attending an independent school outside metropolitan Detroit, Michigan (USA) disclosed their experiences of seeing their artwork on display. Dr Boone’s study revealed that, despite clear evidence of children’s strong views, decisions about the display of artwork continue to rest with adults.

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ID Code: 18346
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Professional Doctorate)
Supervisor: Lidstone, John& Ehrich, Lisa
Additional Information: For further information, please contact the author: Dr Danielle Twigg, Faculty of Education, School of Education and Professional Studies, 176 Messines Ridge Road, MT GRAVATT QLD 4122, Queensland, Australia. Telephone +61 (0) 7 3735 1021. Email: d.twigg@griffith.edu.au, Room: M10_4.02C, Griffith University - Mount Gravatt, www.griffith.edu.au
Keywords: early childhood, young child, art, art education, children’s art, artwork display, early childhood education, phenomenology, existential phenomenological psychology
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 26 Feb 2009 12:55
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2011 05:52

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