ERIC Number: ED341477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
School-Aged Child Care Programs: A Review of the Literature.
Towell, Bonita Rae; Tsuji, Gerry K.
This report is presented in three parts. Part 1 consists of synopses of the child care situation in 13 countries. For each country, the child care environment, including the philosophy and historical background of child care, appropriate legislation, and types of child care services provided, are discussed. School-age child care programs for younger and older children are itemized and their characteristics described. The countries represented are Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, Finland, France, the German Democratic Republic, Italy, Norway, Sweden, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Part 2 of the report synthesizes the information presented in Part 1 under four topics: (1) the role of government in the development of quality child care services; (2) the role of economics in parents' choices of child care; (3) the adaptability of international child care models to Canada; and (4) a review of research. Part 3 is comprised of an annotated bibliography divided into nine subject headings: (1) International, containing 28 items; (2) Guidelines and How-To Manuals, 11 items; (3) Special Needs, 4 items; (4) Research Reviews, 5 items Research Studies, 61 items; (5) Government Documents, 38 items; (6) Policy, 31 items; (7) Unlicensed Care, 7 items; and (8) Bibliographies and Literature Reviews, 8 items. (BC)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Family Day Care, Foreign Countries, Government Role, International Studies, Kindergarten, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Public Policy, School Age Day Care
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Identifiers: Canada; Child Care Legislation; Czechoslovakia; Day Care Selection; Denmark; East Germany; Finland; France; Government Regulation; Italy; Norway; Program Characteristics; Sweden; United Kingdom; United States; USSR; West Germany