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ERIC Number: ED010071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 137
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Reference Count: 0
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AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF KNOWLEDGES IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND GUIDANCE NEEDED BY MOTHERS AND WORKERS IN OCCUPATIONS RELATED TO CHILD CARE.
WHITMARSH, RUTH E.
BOTH PROFESSIONAL AND PRACTITIONER ASSESSMENTS WERE OBTAINED TO DETERMINE THE TYPES OF KNOWLEDGE NEEDED BY MOTHERS AND EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN ACTIVITIES AND OCCUPATIONS RELATED TO CHILD CARE. IT WAS NECESSARY TO IDENTIFY THE SKILLS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND GUIDANCE WHICH ARE UNIQUE TO THE MOTHER ROLE AND TO THE EMPLOYEE ROLES AND THOSE WHICH ARE COMMON TO BOTH. NINETY PERSONS WERE PERSONALLY INTERVIEWED, CONSISTING OF DAY-CARE CENTER DIRECTORS, DAY-CARE FOSTER MOTHERS, MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOL CHILDREN, DAY-CARE LICENSING REPRESENTATIVES, SOCIAL WORKERS, AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS. THE LATTER THREE GROUPS WERE ASSUMED TO BE THE PROFESSIONALS. VIEWS GATHERED ON THE STUDY SUBJECT MATTER SHOWED MUCH SIMILIARITY BETWEEN PROFESSIONAL AND PRACTITIONER WITH RESPECT TO THE CHILD CARE INFORMATION NEEDED BY BOTH MOTHERS AND EMPLOYEES. SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES, HOWEVER, WERE NOTED AMONG THE GROUP VIEWPOINTS ON THE AMOUNT OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED. THIS DISAGREEMENT WAS WELL FOUNDED BECAUSE OF THE VARYING AMOUNT AND DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED IN THE SEVERAL OCCUPATIONS AND JOBS REPRESENTED BY THE PARTICIPANTS. THE ACTUAL ITEMS OF KNOWLEDGE NEEDED (A TOTAL OF 68 WERE USED ON THE DATA FORM USED IN INTERVIEWS) BY MOTHERS AND DAY-CARE CENTER DIRECTORS, ASSISTANTS, AND FOSTER MOTHERS WERE PRESENTED IN TABULAR FORM. BASED UPON THE STUDY ANALYSIS, RECOMMENDATIONS FOR RENEWED CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN CHILD CARE AND GUIDANCE WERE FORMULATED. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.
Identifiers: Illinois (Urbana)