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Every picture tells a story - Or does it? - Young South African children interpreting pictures

Liddell, C (1997) Every picture tells a story - Or does it? - Young South African children interpreting pictures. JOURNAL OF CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY, 28 (3). pp. 266-283. [Journal article]

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In a previous study by the author, it was reported that South African children in Grades 2 and 3 used very different picture interpretation skills than did a group of British children and showed different patterns of change as they progressed through school. The present study replicates the South African results but uses a larger sample and investigates the picture interpretation skills of South African children more fully in their own right. Results replicated those of the previous study in every detail. In addition, the effects of schooling were more notable than were those of age, and achievement in home language held significant predictive power with regard to all of the categories examined. However, these effects were generally in the opposite direction from those reported for children in the developed world, consolidating and extending the view that children from different cultures may use pictures in rather different ways.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute > Peace, Conflict and Equality
Psychology Research Institute
ID Code:1690
Deposited By: Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:23 Dec 2009 09:38
Last Modified:15 Mar 2012 16:03

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