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.

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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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ID Code: 41141
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: early learning , mothers, fathers, networks, parents' goals
DOI: 10.1080/09575140902831387
ISSN: 0957-5146
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: 07 Apr 2011 23:10
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 04:08

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