Show children's perceptions of their schooling experiences

Danaher, Patrick Alan (1995) Show children's perceptions of their schooling experiences. Unicorn, 21 (3). pp. 43-50. ISSN 0311-4775


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Since 1989 a specialised education program has been provided by the Brisbane School of Distance Education for children whose parents follow the show circuit of coastal Queensland. Between 1992 and 1994 researchers at Central Queensland University investigated several elements of the program’s implementation. This paper reports on one aspect of that research: the show children’s perceptions of their schooling, as revealed through their views of the program. The particularities of the show children’s educational experiences, and their frankness and vividness in describing those experiences, support the case for incorporating many more student perceptions into the education literature.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with permission of publisher. USQ staff and students have online access to the article at:;dn=960202096;res=APAFT The Pre-print version of the article, as made available here, differs in title from the Published version. Pre-print title: Show children’s perceptions of their schooling experiences in coastal Queensland: 'Sometimes they don’t understand that we’re more or less like them but just travel on'.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:53
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia, perceptions, schooling, show children
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)

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