Family through the Eyes of Teachers: Open Coding Results

By Irena Loudová.

Published by The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum

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A family is a topic that (both, directly and indirectly) permeates the whole process of education from preschool to high school level (school and family relationships, family attitude toward school, curriculum theme “Myself and family”, etc.). This paper describes the results obtained on qualitative content analysis of definitions of family (N = 219 teachers and student teacher). Through the method of open coding, the following codes were found: A family circle, B bonds, C outside and inside, D altruism, E financial security, F support, G honesty, H correctness and rules, I trust, J time. It is described that these codes correspond to the theoretical concepts of the family. Discussed here are the implications and application of knowledge in the process of upbringing and education of students in the course of initial education.

Keywords: Family, Teachers, Qualitative Content Analysis, Open Coding

The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum, Volume 22, Issue 3, September 2015, pp.49-57. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 481.524KB).

Dr. Irena Loudová

Lecturer and Researcher, Department of Pedagogy and Psychology, Univerity of Hradec Králové, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic