Abstract

Abstract:

The following study explored 14 parents' perceptions of their young children's school-organized social interest experiences. Data were analyzed using interpretive description, a qualitative approach that enables researchers to inform practice by exploring a phenomenon from the subjective view of participants. Data analysis resulted in three themes suggesting that parents perceived their children's involvement in school-organized social interest experiences as influencing (a) their children's self-concept, (b) their children's empathy, and (c) the parents' and children's worldview and sense of citizenship. Results suggest that parents value efforts to foster their young children's social interest development and they perceive benefits for themselves and their children.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2332-0583
Print ISSN
1522-2527
Pages
pp. 368-386
Launched on MUSE
2019-02-05
Open Access
No
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