Community Change Perceived by participants in the Integrated Program for Early Children Development with Low-income Families Using Photo-voice Method: Centered on the Case of 'Seesaw and Swing'

영유아통합지원 실천의 지역사회변화 인식에 관한 포토보이스 연구: '시소와그네' 사례를 중심으로

  • Received : 2014.08.24
  • Accepted : 2014.11.08
  • Published : 2014.11.30

Abstract

The article attempts to explore community change perceived by participants result from The Integrated Program for Infant and Young Children, a program operated by the Community Chest. The participants expressed and shared their experiences through photos and discussions using the Photo-voice method under the theme of 'community life, its meaning and change'. The main themes were 1. In the past, 'community life,' non-meaningful space; 2. Now, we have shared identity, 'You are not alone'; 3. Our village which is a new place in my life. The article also may suggest issues on both community intervention for early children development program and organization for fosterers as social capital. Additionally, photo-voice method enabled participants to find the way to restructure their community from non-place to place. There were three stages, the first was to reflect on their community, the second was to re-inhabit in the community, and the last was to restore the community.