HISTORY OF THE CHILDHOOD : THE REFLECTION OF THE TEACHER ’ S IMAGE IN DOLLS

Baiba Kaļķe, Meldra Rudzīte

Abstract


The toys are an indispensible part of the childhood. They influence the formation of the child’s conceptions because through them the child perceives and learns about the world. Dolls are toys that have not lost their topicality since the origins of the humankind. As the visual information dominates it is important what information is expressed by dolls-teachers because children will arrive at school having already some notions about the teacher. This can influence children’s relations with the teacher and the school. The aim of the article is to analyze the image of dolls – teachers. The used methods are the analysis of literature and material/visual sources. Pictures of 207 teachers- dolls were analyzed. The obtained results reveal what representations these toys can create in children. The started study marks new trends in the research of the teacher’s image and toys.

Keywords


representations; teachers- dolls; the outer appearance; toys

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Sources for the pictures analysis

Types of Dolls: Play and Collector Dolls From Antique Through Modern. Retrived December 27, 2013, from http://collectdolls.about.com

Bebes. Retrived December 27, 2013, from www.globalmagazine.com.br

Dolls & Accessories. Retrived December 27, 2013, from http://icanbe.barbie.com

Secretly Playful Puppets. Retrived December 27, 2013, from http://secretlyplayfulpuppets.com

Dolls and Accessories. Retrived December 27, 2013, from http://shop.mattel.com

Toys for girls. Retrived December 27, 2013, from http://www.amazon.com

Dolls & Accessories. Retrived December 27, 2013, from http://www.ebay.com

Dolls and Dollhouses toys. Retrived December 27, 2013, from http://www.epinions.com

Dolls. Retrived December 27, 2013, from http://www.etsy.com

Vintage Dolls. Collectible Dolls. Retrived December 27, 2013, from http://www.fashion-doll-guide.com

Toys. Retrived December 27, 2013, from http://www.pinterest.com




DOI: https://doi.org/10.17770/sie2014vol1.751

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