“They are Empty Baskets”: Teachers’ Perspective on Violence Among Children
- 10.2991/assehr.k.210322.016How to use a DOI?
- Dominant discourse, post-structuralist, kindergarten
Violence behaviour in Kindergarten children has raised concerns about how teachers handle children’s violence cases. Teachers’ involvement in preventing and coping with children’s violent behaviour relies on teachers’ assessment of the situation or the care. Perceptions of children’s violence could be different among teachers and academics. Using grounded theory, this research tries to discover the underlying dominant discourses behind teachers’ perception of violence among children. This study interviewed three teachers who work at one of Kindergarten in West Bandung District, Indonesia. The findings show that there are three discourses embedded in teachers’ perception of violence among children. The discourses are the normalization of violence among children, the innocent child, and blaming the adults. All of these discourses are perpetuated by the dominant developmentalism discourse. Viewed from a post-structuralist lens, this study discusses alternative perspectives about violent behaviour in Kindergarten. The findings may be helpful for preventive programs.
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TY - CONF AU - Siska Resti Maysara AU - Tina Hayati Dahlan AU - Hani Yulindrasari PY - 2021 DA - 2021/03/24 TI - “They are Empty Baskets”: Teachers’ Perspective on Violence Among Children BT - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Early Childhood Education (ICECE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 71 EP - 76 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210322.016 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210322.016 ID - Maysara2021 ER -