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Title: An exploration of parent and teacher perceptions of the spoilt child and possible implications for starting school
Author: Pooni, Charonjit
ISNI:       0000 0001 3494 7284
Awarding Body: University of Essex
Current Institution: The University of Essex pre-October 2008
Date of Award: 2008
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The concept of spoiling is one that is familiar to most people. However, there has been very little academic research on the subject. When children begin nursery or school, this is often the first time that their care is handed over to someone other than family for a large part of the day. Some children find this transition difficult and one of the explanations teachers give for this, is that they were spoilt at home. This research is an exploration of adult perceptions of the concept of spoiling and the impact on school entry for children who are perceived as spoilt. It was conducted in a North London Borough with a culturally diverse population. In-depth interviews with parents and teachers of nursery and reception children were used as the main source of data collection, supplemented by self-completion parent questionnaires.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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