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Transition from nonformal schools: learning through photo elicitation in educational fieldwork in Bangladesh

Shohel, M. Mahruf C. and Howes, Andrew J. (2007). Transition from nonformal schools: learning through photo elicitation in educational fieldwork in Bangladesh. Visual Studies, 22(1) pp. 53–61.

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Transition between schools often raises difficulties for young people and their families. In this study of transition from nonformal primary to formal high schools in Bangladesh, difficulties include not only making new relationships and adapting to new norms, but adjusting to a different approach to educating disadvantaged people. Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory is used as an interpretive framework to explore pupils’ school and learning experiences; this theoretical framework attends to the significance of several levels of the context to youth development. Images are employed in a research process where formal high school students made connections with their past experiences. Images of their nonformal primary school are found to evoke strong feelings and concrete memories which illuminate the many dimensions of the challenge of transition.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2007 International Visual Sociology Association
ISSN: 1472-586X
Keywords: visual anthropology; visual arts; visual culture
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Education and Language Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 19450
Depositing User: Muhammad Shohel
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2010 11:22
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 04:32
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