Parents resourcing children’s early development and learning
Nichols, Sue, Nixon, Helen, Pudney, Val, & Jurvansuu, Sari (2009) Parents resourcing children’s early development and learning. Early Years, 29(2), pp. 147-161.
Parents deal with a complex web of choices when seeking and using knowledge and resources related to their young children’s literacy development. Information about children’s learning and development comes in many forms and is produced by an increasingly diverse range of players including governments, nongovernment organisations and commercial businesses. This study used a survey, interview and artefact collection to investigate mothers’ and fathers’ reported activities in seeking, accessing, producing and circulating information and resources related to children’s learning and development. Differences were found relating to parent gender and level of education. Parents’ resourcing activities are also shaped by their particular goals for their children.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||early learning , mothers, fathers, networks, parents' goals|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)|
|Copyright Statement:||This is an electronic version of an article published in Early Year, 29(2), pp. 147-161. Early Year is available online at Informaworld|
|Deposited On:||08 Apr 2011 09:10|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 14:08|
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