ERIC Number: ED229139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-12
Reference Count: 0
Child Care as Script: Children's Descriptions of Daily Experiences.
Reifel, Stuart; Garza, Margaret
Children's knowledge of daily events in full-day child care was assessed. Interviews with 14 children produced spontaneous narratives that revealed script-like knowledge of the child care day, including events such as indoor play, outdoor play, breakfast, lunch, nap, and snack. Younger children reported a smaller number of events in their narratives. All children reported more events when provided with probes about expected events, and language forms used by children reflected a sense of regular, ongoing activity. Findings were seen to relate to the project of documenting child care experience from the perspective of participating children. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Scripts (Knowledge Structures)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Canada, April 11-14, 1983).