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dc.contributor.authorBeaumont, Ellen S.
dc.contributor.authorMudd, Phillipa
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Ian J.
dc.contributor.authorBarnes, Kate M.
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-15T08:56:04Z
dc.date.available2016-12-15T08:56:04Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-03
dc.identifier.citationBeaumont, E. et al. (2016) 'Cetacean Frustration: The Representation of Whales and Dolphins in Picture Books for Young Children' Early Childhood Education Journal, doi:10.1007/s10643-016-0819-5en
dc.identifier.issn10823301
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10643-016-0819-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621159
dc.description.abstractTo enable children to develop towards becoming part of the solution to environmental problems, it is essential that they are given the opportunity to become familiar with the natural world from early childhood. Familiarity is required to develop understanding of, care for and, ultimately, action in terms of protecting the natural world. As adult-led reading of picture books is a common form of indirect exposure to the natural world for young children, this study examines the biological accuracy of the representation of whales and dolphins in the images and text of picture books. Of the total of 116 books examined, 74 (63.8 %) had errors in the representation of cetaceans in the images and/or text. Errors were identified in both fictional (mean = 8.0 errors/book, SD = 11.1, n = 55) and nonfictional (mean = 2.3 errors/book, SD = 4.9, n = 61) books. The potential impact of the errors is discussed, and suggestions are made as to how the impact could be reduced and how the biological accuracy of picture books could be improved.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10643-016-0819-5en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Early Childhood Education Journalen
dc.subjectEarly childhood educationen
dc.subjectLearning and developmenten
dc.subjectScience educationen
dc.subjectLiteracy developmenten
dc.subjectEnvironmental awarenessen
dc.titleCetacean frustration: the representation of whales and dolphins in picture books for young childrenen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn15731707
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalEarly Childhood Education Journalen
html.description.abstractTo enable children to develop towards becoming part of the solution to environmental problems, it is essential that they are given the opportunity to become familiar with the natural world from early childhood. Familiarity is required to develop understanding of, care for and, ultimately, action in terms of protecting the natural world. As adult-led reading of picture books is a common form of indirect exposure to the natural world for young children, this study examines the biological accuracy of the representation of whales and dolphins in the images and text of picture books. Of the total of 116 books examined, 74 (63.8 %) had errors in the representation of cetaceans in the images and/or text. Errors were identified in both fictional (mean = 8.0 errors/book, SD = 11.1, n = 55) and nonfictional (mean = 2.3 errors/book, SD = 4.9, n = 61) books. The potential impact of the errors is discussed, and suggestions are made as to how the impact could be reduced and how the biological accuracy of picture books could be improved.


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